EU Regulation 2021/1985/EU on 15 November amended the existing sanctions regime and introduces an additional designation criterion to allow for the application of targeted restrictive measures against natural or legal persons, entities or bodies organising or contributing to activities by the Lukashenka regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the external borders of the EU or the transfer of prohibited goods and the illegal transfer of restricted goods, including hazardous goods, into the territory of the EU.

EU Regulation 2021/1986/EU also amended the sanctions regime re certain exceptions to the prohibition on providing insurance and re-insurance to the Belarusian Government and Belarusian public bodies and agencies, in order to avoid unintended consequences.

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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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