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.

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A further round of OFAC Magnitsky sanctions – 68 listed this week

Yesterday (11 November), OFAC designated 18 people (17 officials and 1 businessman) located in Burma, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, the DRC and South Sudan under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (E.O. 13818) for their roles in serious human rights abuses. 6 entities owned/controlled by the businessman are subject to the same E.O.. These designations […]

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EU Parliament calls on UN to impose arms embargo on Myanmar

The European Parliament has adopted a Resolution calling on the UN Security Council to impose a “comprehensive arms embargo” and targeted sanctions on those “who appear to be responsible for serious human rights violations” against the Rohingya population. This includes “systematic and widespread attacks” which, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human […]

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UN calls for sanctions and arms embargo on Myanmar military-run companies

A fact-finding mission from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report recommending the international community impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on companies operated by Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military. The report says that the revenue earned by the military from foreign business deals “substantially enhances its ability to […]

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New claim against Standard Chartered for sanctions violations

We reported in April that Standard Chartered had agreed a $1.1bn settlement with OFAC and various other US and UK authorities for sanctions violations relating to Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria (see previous blog). The bank is now subject to a new civil claim, brought by a former senior employee of Standard Chartered and […]

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US State Department bans senior Burma/Myanmar military figures from travelling to the US

The US State Department has imposed a travel ban on Burma/Myanmar’s most senior military commander, Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, and three of his highest ranking officers – Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win, Brigadier General Than Oo, and Brigadier General Aung Aung.  The travel ban also applies to their immediate family members. At a press conference following […]

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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

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

The Burma (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/539)

The Export Control (Burma Sanctions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (SI 2018/894)