U.S. sanctions of Belarusian individuals, entities

The OFAC announced sanctions pursuant to executive order, as well as a new executive order that expands Belarus sanctions authorities

U.S. sanctions of Belarusian individuals, entities

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced sanctions of 27 individuals and 17 entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13405, as well as a new executive order (dated August 9, 2021) that expands Belarus sanctions authorities. 

According to a Treasury release, these OFAC actions represent the largest Belarus-related tranche of designations imposed by OFAC to date. 

  • OFAC is designating two major Belarusian state-owned enterprises as being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, the government of Belarus and for operating or having operated in the potash sector of the economy of Belarus.  The EU on June 24, 2021, prohibited the purchase, import or transfer from Belarus of potash.

  • OFAC is concurrently issuing Belarus General License 4 [PDF 99 KB] to provide U.S. persons 120 days in which to wind down transactions involving the identified state-owned enterprises. Read a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) prepared by OFAC.

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Amie Ahanchian
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