Canada Imposes Additional Sanctions Against Belarus and the Lukashenko Regime

November 23, 2022

Canada has imposed additional sanctions against Belarus under the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations. These sanctions target 22 Belarusian officials which Canada believes are “complicit in the stationing and transport of Russian military personnel and equipment involved in the invasion of Ukraine” and 16 Belarusian companies “involved in military manufacturing, technology, engineering, banking and railway transportation”.

This additional round of sanctions was announced during Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s visit to Canada on November 22, 2022, and came into effect on November 17, 2022.

Similar to the previous round of sanctions from June 27, 2022, these new additions intend to target “the Lukashenko regime and its current policies that threaten the security of Ukraine and Ukrainians”.

We have significant experience in the design and implementation of sanctions-related compliance programs and internal investigations. Where breaches are identified, we work closely with clients in making voluntary disclosures and in engaging with the ensuing investigations conducted by the RCMP and Global Affairs Canada. We also regularly assist clients with the application for delisting process as well as applications for exemption permits.


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