The European Union last week introduced new sanctions against Belarus, including steel trade. EU President Ms Ursula von der Leyen said on 27 February “We will target the other aggressor in this war, Lukashenko's regime. Lukashenko's regime is complicit in this vicious attack against Ukraine. So we will hit Lukashenko's regime with a new package of sanctions. We will introduce restrictive measures against their most important sectors. This will stop their exports of products from mineral fuels to tobacco, wood and timber, cement, iron and steel. This will also avoid any risks of circumvention of our measures against Russia.” Byelorussian Steel Works products range from square steel billets, hot rolled round & square steel bars, rebars, hot rolled seamless pipe, high carbon wire rod, tyre steel cord, bead wire, hose wire, general purpose wire, to steel fiber. BSW’s steel production amounted to 2.4 million tonnes in 2021 & revenue of USD 1.8 billion, with exports accounting for USD 1.4 billion BSZ exported 1.3 million tonnes of long products in 2021, of which shipments to EU countries accounted for more than half.