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 Patriarch Kirill, Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner & 16 others to Russia & Myanmar sanctions

The UK today added 12 people to its Russia sanctions list. Press Release, Notice, Foreign Secretary Statement, House of Commons Debate & House of Lords Debate. Those listed: Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev (aka Patriarch Kirill), head of the Russian Orthodox Church; Maria Alekseevna Lvova-Belova, Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner (alleged to be involved in the forced transfer and adoption of Ukrainian children); …

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UK, US & Canada add to Myanmar sanctions lists

The UK, US and Canada today designated numerous people and entities said to be “close” to the Myanmar military regime ahead of Myanmar Armed Forces Day. UK The UK has designated 3 people and 3 entities pursuant to the Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021. Notice & Press Release. Listed people: Aung Moe Myint; Htun Aung; and Aung Hlaing Oo. Listed entities: …

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EU imposes Russia, Myanmar, Syria & terrorism sanctions

Yesterday (21 February 2022), the EU Council made multiple designations under its Russia, Myanmar, Syria and terrorism sanctions regimes. Russia 5 people involved in the Russian State Duma ‘elections’ that took place in Crimea and Sevastopol in September 2021 have been added to the EU’s Russia sanctions list: Aleksei Yurievich Cherniak (Member of the State Duma); Leonid Ivanovich Babashov (Member …

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FCDO Legal Directorate 2021 Annual Review

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Legal Directorate yesterday published its 2021 Annual Review. The review discusses the directorate’s sanctions work, including the new UK corruption sanctions, new sanctions measures on Afghanistan and Myanmar.  It highlights issues on which the directorate advised. Notice.

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UK, Canada & US impose Myanmar sanctions & US issues Business Advisory

On 31 January 2022, the eve of the 1-year anniversary of the 2021 Myanmar military coup, the UK, Canada & the US imposed sanctions on Myanmar officials and prominent businesspeople and entities. See also Joint Statement by the EU, Albania, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Switzerland, the UK and US. UK The UK designated the following 3 officials: Dr …

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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 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

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