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Financial Sanctions Notice Belarus 21 July 2021

Published byExternal Relations
Date published
21 July 2021


1. The Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “UK Regulations”) provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies reasonably suspected of involvement in conduct enabling or facilitating the disappearances of four people or the failure to investigate properly or institute criminal proceedings against the persons responsible for those disappearances; the commission of serious human rights violations in Belarus; the repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus; or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus.
2. The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021 (the “Order”), made under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”), links to the UK Regulations.
3. Any asset-freeze designations made under the UK Regulations are effective immediately by virtue of the ambulatory provisions in Jersey’s sanctions legislation.
4. An asset freeze now applies to the persons listed in the Annex to this Notice under Part 3 of SAFL.

Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice)

5. The following designation has been made and is now subject to an asset freeze:
  • JSC AGAT Electromechanical Plant

What you must do

6. You must:
  • check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.
  • freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources.
  • refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations and Financial Services (“MERFS”).
  • report any findings to MERFS, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.
  • provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MERFS may request. Information reported to MERFS may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.
7. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further Information

8. Further information on sanctions can be found on the Government of Jersey website and the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) website.
9. Jersey guidance on the Belarus sanctions regime is available on JFSC website.
10. Copies of Jersey sanctions legislation, including the Order and SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.
11. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from and other relevant information about this regime can be found on
12. A copy of the UK sanctions list can be found here.
13. A copy of the OFSI consolidated list can be found here.


14. Non-media enquiries, suspected breach reports and licence applications should be addressed to:
Head of International Compliance
Office of the Chief Executive
External Relations


1. JSC AGAT - Electromechanical Plant
Address: Nezavisimosti ave. 115, Minsk, Belarus, 220114. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0109 (UK Statement of Reasons): JSC AGAT - Electromechanical Plant is named as one of a number of Belarusian defence companies on the website of the government authority, The State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus (SAMI). JSC AGAT - Electromechanical Plant manufactures the 'Rubezh' (Frontier), a barrier system designed for riot control which was deployed during the demonstrations that have taken place in the wake of the August 9 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus. JSC AGAT - Electromechanical Plant therefore provided support for, and made available equipment to police and security forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which have contributed to, the repression of civil society and of democratic opposition following the August 9 elections. Furthermore, JSC AGAT - Electromechanical Plant is named as one of a number of Belarusian defence companies on the SAMI website. SAMI was established by the Belarusian President’s Decree of 30 December 2003 and is described on its website as being "subordinate to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and in certain aspects of its activity, in accordance with the current legislation, is subordinate to the President of the Republic of Belarus." It is therefore reasonable to conclude that JSC AGAT - Electromechanical Plant is responsible for, engaging in, providing support for, and promoting the wider efforts directed by the Belarussian regime to repress civil society and the democratic opposition. (Phone number): (1) (+375) 17 272 01 32. (2) (+375) 17 570 41 45. (Website): (Email address): Listed on: 21/07/2021 Last Updated: 21/07/2021

Ministry of External Relations
21 July 2021

Financial Sanctions Notice Belarus 21 July 2021
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