By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

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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UK adds 3 to Myanmar sanctions & amends Iran & anti-corruption listings

The UK today added Shoon Energy Pte Ltd, a company alleged to be profiting from the supply of aviation fuel to the Myanmar Air Force, its Director Khin Phyu Win, and Tun Min Latt, Director of Star Sapphire Trading Company Limited, to its Myanmar sanctions list. The FCDO has said that those listed enable the Myanmar regime to attack civilians, …

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US adds to Belarus & Myanmar sanctions lists

Belarus OFAC has designated 9 people and 3 entities, and identified Belarus President Lukashenka’s Boeing 737 EW-001PA, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14038. OFAC is also reissuing its Belarus Sanctions Regulations it their entirety here. OFAC Press Release & Notice. Those listed: Open Joint Stock Company Belarusian Automobile Plant, one of the largest manufacturers of large trucks and large dump …

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EU adopts Myanmar & Iran sanctions

In response to continuing human rights violations in Myanmar, the EU today added 9 people and 7 entities to its Myanmar sanctions list. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/378 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/380. Press Release. Listed people: Aung Hlaing Oo (Chair of Myanmar Chemical and Machinery (MCM) Company Limited); Sit Taing Aung (former Director of Yatanarpon Aviation Support Company and …

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Australia adds to Myanmar, human rights & Russia sanctions lists

In response to human rights abuses in Myanmar and Iran, as well as the supply of Iranian drones to Russia, Australia has designated several people and entities under its Myanmar, human rights and Russia sanctions regimes. Press Release & Conference. Myanmar Pursuant to the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons – Myanmar) Amendment Instrument 2023, Australia has listed: 16 members …

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UK, US & Canada impose sanctions to mark anniversary of Myanmar coup

To coincide with the second anniversary of the 2021 Myanmar coup, the UK, US and Canada have designated a number of people and entities under their Myanmar sanctions regimes. UK The UK has designated (Press Release & Notice): Asia Sun Trading Company Limited, its director and sole shareholder Zaw Min Tun and its former director and shareholder Win Kyaw Kyaw …

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Current Sanctions



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

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/238

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/239

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/662

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/378


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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/243

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/669

Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/380

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

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