On 25 June, Rferl published a photo report on the companies and products affected – BelAZ (manufacturer of oversized mining vehicles and low-profile aircraft tugs); the potash (fertiliser) industry; MAZ (trucks and buses works); cigarette products (the Hrodno Tobacco Factory produces millions of cigarettes each day, but the sanction would apparently allow licensed production and export of foreign cigarette brands to continue); Belarussian airlines (BelAvia); petroleum products.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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