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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EU renews Burma / Myanmar sanctions for 1 year

The European Union has renewed its sanctions regime on Myanmar/Burma for 1 year until 30 April 2020 pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation 2019/672 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/678. The sanctions comprise asset freezes and travel bans on 14 people for serious human rights violations against the Rohingya population and civilians in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan […]

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Third countries align with EU sanctions on Burma & Russia

In December 2018, the EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2054, which added 7 people to its Myanmar/Burma sanctions list (see previous blog); and Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2078, which prolonged the EU’s Russia sectoral sanctions for a further 6 months, until 31 July 2019 (see previous blog). Yesterday (6 February 2019), the EU announced that the […]

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UK post-Brexit sanctions regs for Iran, Venezuela & Burma

The UK Government has now published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on the following regimes: The Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/134. See Explanatory Memorandum and Statutory Guidance. The Venezuela (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/135. See Explanatory Memorandum and Statutory Guidance. The Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) […]

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EU sanctions 7 Burmese military officials over human rights abuses

Today (21 December), the EU added 7 people to its Myanmar/Burma sanctions list (asset freezes and travel bans). The sanctioned individuals are part of the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) and the border guard police, and were listed for “serious human rights violations committed against the Rohingya population, ethnic minority villagers or civilians”. See Council Decision (CFSP) […]

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EU imposes trade sanctions on Cambodia & notifies Myanmar of potential similar action

Last week (5 October), EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced the EU’s response to the “human rights situation in Myanmar and Cambodia”. In respect of Cambodia, the EU has given notice that it will launch the process of withdrawing Cambodia from the Everything But Arms (EBA) arrangement, which grants full tariff-free access to the European...

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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

Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019