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Sanctions against Belarus

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The UK Government has introduced new economic, trade and transport sanctions on Belarus, extending existing Russia sanctions measures to Belarus in certain areas. These are included in The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 and entered into force on 5 July. The main changes introduced by the relevant legislation include: Expanded powers for designation, including: Addition of power to designate persons by description Expansion of criteria for designation to include: conduct destabilising…

On June 27, 2022, in furtherance of discussions at the G7 Summit, Canada amended its sanctions measures with respect to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine; Russia Adding six Russian senior defence officials and 46 Russian defence-sector entities as designated persons under Schedule 1; Prohibiting any person in Canada and any Canadian outside of Canada from exporting, selling, supplying or shipping any good, wherever situated, or providing any technology, to Russia or to any person in Russia…

The Japanese government introduced further sanctions against Russia and Belarus on 7 June 2022. These include: Designations of two Russian and one Belarussian bank The Japanese government designated 2 additional Russian banks (Credit Bank of Moscow and Russian Agricultural Bank (Rosselkhozbank)) and one Belarussian (Belinvestbank (Belarusian Bank for Development and Reconstruction). These banks are subject to the following sanctions: Restrictions on payments – A license is required to make a payment to the designated banks. Restrictions…

I. Adoption of the sixth EU Sanctions Package On 10 June, the Swiss Federal Council decided to also adopt the new sanctions introduced by the EU in its sixth sanctions package against Russia on 3 June (see blogpost here). The Ordinance on Measures connected with the Situation in Ukraine (the “Ordinance”) will be revised accordingly. The new EU measures target the areas of trade, finance and media. In the area of trade, the measures include…