UK FOREIGN OFFICE SEMINAR ON NEW BELARUS SANCTIONS

In the UK, the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office will be hosting a webinar on 25 August to discuss the UK’s recently introduced trade, financial and aviation sanctions on Belarus.  Speakers will include representatives from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, HM Treasury, the Department for International Trade, and other government departments.  The sanctions imposed include –

  • A prohibition on the provision of technical assistance related to aircraft where this is provided to or for the benefit of specific designated persons;
  • A prohibition on the import, acquisition and supply/delivery of potash originating in or consigned from Belarus;
  • A prohibition on the import, acquisition and supply/delivery of petroleum products originating in or consigned from Belarus, as well as related provision of technical assistance, financial services, funds and brokering services;
  • A prohibition on the export, making available, supply/delivery or transfer of items that could be used for the interception or monitoring of telecommunications in Belarus, as well as related provision of technical assistance, financial services, funds and brokering services. Also covered is the provision of interception and monitoring services to or for the benefit of the Government of Belarus;
  • A prohibition on the export, making available or supply/delivery of items used in the manufacture of cigarettes;
  • A prohibition on the export, making available, supply/delivery or transfer of dual-use items where they are for military use or military end-users, as well as related provision of technical assistance, financial services, funds and brokering services;
  • A prohibition on dealing with transferable securities and money-market instruments with a maturity exceeding 90 days by or on behalf of Belarus, a Belarusian authority, credit or financial institutions which are majority owned by Belarus or a Belarusian authority, as well as various categories of entities owned by them or acting at their behalf/direction. There is also a ban on granting loans to the above entities;
  • A prohibition on providing insurance and reinsurance to Belarus, a Belarusian authority, as well as various categories of entities owned by them or acting at their behalf/direction and
  • A provision allowing the Secretary of State to direct the Civil Aviation Authority to refuse, suspend or revoke permissions in respect of Belarusian aircraft; and a provision allowing air traffic control to direct Belarusian aircraft not to overfly the UK, allowing an airport operator to direct Belarusian aircraft not to land at an airport, and allowing the Secretary of State to direct air traffic control and airport operators accordingly. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-uk-sanctions-announcement-tickets-166202719809

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/belarus-uk-imposes-significant-new-package-of-economic-sanctions-on-belarus-on-anniversary-of-fraudulent-election

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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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