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BELARUS

Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Belarus (Freezing of Funds) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012, the Belarus (Freezing of Funds) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2012 and the Belarus (Freezing of Funds) (Sark) Ordinance, 2012, has been amended by Council Regulation (EU) No 2017/331.

The Regulation is available here:

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/331

The effect of the amendments, which are automatically effective in the Bailiwick, is to provide an exemption for biathlon equipment from the existing restrictions in relation to equipment which might be used for internal repression.  

 

MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN

All businesses must familiarise themselves with the legislation and check whether they have any kind of relationship that may relate to prohibited activity. Businesses must report any findings to the Policy and Resources Committee immediately. Businesses must also refrain from making any funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to or for the benefit of any designated person, entity or body other than transactions that come within a permitted derogation and have been authorised by the Policy and Resources Committee.

The information referred to above is required by the Policy and Resources Committee in the exercise of its powers under the Schedule to each of the Ordinances listed above.

Any information or queries should be sent to sanctions@gov.gg with the subject line "Belarus".

Further information on the effect of asset freezes and related issues including licences is available on the States of Guernsey website at https://gov.gg/sanctions.