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US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Temporarily Extends Belarus-related General License

On October 22, 2019, OFAC issued General License No. 2G – General License with Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405, extending the expiration date of the general license to April 26, 2021. General License No. 2G replaces General License No. 2F and authorizes transactions with blocked entities by Belerusian Oil Trade House, Belneftekhim,  Belneftekhim USA, Inc., Belshina OAO, … Continue Reading

OFAC Issues Belarus General License 2F

On October 24, 2018, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that, together with the Department of State, it is extending the Belarus General License 2F’s expiration date. The general license authorizes transactions with certain entities in Belarus pursuant to Executive Order 13405. However, the general license does not authorize the release of blocked property. The expiration date for the general … Continue Reading

Belarus

EU foreign ministers are expected to lift the majority of EU sanctions against Belarus when they meet at the end of February. The move follows a four-month suspension on assets freezes and travel bans against 170 individuals, including the country’s president Alyaksandar Lukashenka, and three companies. These restrictive measures date back to 2004 and were … Continue Reading

US and EU Ease Economic Sanctions Against Belarus

Following the recent, closely watched elections in Belarus, in which President Alexander Lukashenko was elected to his fifth term in office, both the US and EU adopted measures suspending some economic sanctions against the country. On 30 October 2015, the Council published Council Implementing Regulation 2015/1948 which suspends financial sanctions, including asset freezes, imposed against … Continue Reading

Non-Member States Adopt EU Changes to Belarus and North Korea Sanctions

EU candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina have aligned their national sanctions policies with the latest amendments to the EU sanctions in place with respect to Belarus and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. These countries have been joined by the EFTA countries … Continue Reading
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