Sanctions Profile: Burma / Myanmar

At a glance

EU sanctions on Burma/Myanmar were first imposed in 1990, and reaffirmed in Common Position 96/635/CFSP of October 1996. Current EU sanctions on Burma/Myanmar are found in Council Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 & Council Decision 2013/184/CFSP.

The UK adopted The Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021 which came into force on 1 January 2021.

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Canada designates 4 Myanmar military entities

In coordination with the US and UK, Canada has designated the Myanmar Directorate of Procurement, Directorate of Defence Industries, Ministry of Defence Quartermaster General Office and the Myanmar War Veterans Organisation pursuant to the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations. Backgrounder & Press Release. See post for US listings and post for UK listings.

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UK Myanmar and human rights designations

Today (10 December 2021), the UK added the Myanmar Directorate for Defence Procurement, Directorate for Defence Industries, Quarter Master General Office and the Myanmar War Veterans Organisation to its sanctions list. Notice & Press Release. The latter 3 entities were also designated by the US today. See post. In addition, the UK imposed sanctions on Furqan Bangalzai, who is said to …

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US corruption and human rights designations

The US imposed sanctions on numerous people and entities this week for their involvement in corruption and/or human rights abuses. The designations were made ahead of/on International Anti-Corruption Day, International Human Rights Day and the Summit for Democracy. The US also issued its ‘Strategy on Countering Corruption’ on 6 December (previous post). 6 December 2021 OFAC designated Alain Mukonda and …

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UK adds Myanmar holding company and chairman to sanctions list

The UK has included the Htoo Group of Companies and its chairman U Tay Za in the Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021. Notice and Press Release. Tay Za is said to have provided support for serious human rights abuses by being an arms dealer and key business associate of the military junta. The UK says the Htoo Group contributed funds to …

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US & EU renew sanctions regimes & third countries align with EU sanctions

In recent weeks, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mali and transnational criminal organisations for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies as declared; and The EU adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1188 which renewed the “EU terrorist list” (Press Release), and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144 …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 401/2013

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 401/2013

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/647

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/898

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1117

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2053

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/672

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/562

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/479

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/480

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/638

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/706

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/998

Consolidated

Council Decision 2013/184/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2013/184/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2014/214/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/666

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/627

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/734

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/655

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/900

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1126

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2054

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/678

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/563

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/482

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/483

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/639

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/711

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1000

The Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/496)