On 21 February, EurActiv reported claims that a chain of companies has been enabling the sale of fertilisers in Europe, filling the pockets of Belarusian officials and weakening the EU’s ability to put pressure on the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.  Grodno Azot is the only Belarusian facility to produce carbamide fertiliser and has been under EU sanctions since December 2021.  An investigation identified 2 shell companies that help Grodno Azot to circumvent EU sanctions.  One of them transports fertilisers on trucks; the other one uses rail.

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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