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 amends DPRK, human rights, Myanmar and Russia listing

The UK has amended 44 entries under the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1), Global Human Rights (4), Myanmar (36 entries) and Russia (1) financial sanctions regimes.  

Human RightsHuman Rights Burma / MyanmarBurma / Myanmar RussiaRussia North KoreaNorth Korea

New Burma & North Korea OFAC designations

Yesterday, OFAC designated two individuals, Ri Sok and Yan Zhiyong, involved in transportation and procurement activities on the DPRK’s behalf. They have acted on behalf of Air Koryo, a previously designated entity operating in the DPRK’s transportation entity. OFAC also delisted and simultaneously redesignated Tornado Cash.  (Press release) It also designated one individual, Kyaw Min Oo and one entity, Sky …

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EU adds new entities to its Myanmar/Burma sanctions list

Today, EU designated 19 individuals and one entity connected to the human rights violations in Myanmar, including the Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Kan Zaw, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Htun Htun Oo, high-ranking members of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and Air Force, members of the Union Election Commission, the State Administration Council as well as business representatives of private companies closely connected and …

Burma / MyanmarBurma / Myanmar

US adds to Myanmar sanctions list over arms sales & human rights abuses

OFAC has listed 3 people and 1 entity said to be connected to Myanmar’s military regime pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14014. Aung Moe Myint, a businessman who is alleged to have facilitated arms deals and weapons purchases of Russian-produced items on behalf of Myanmar’s military, has been designated alongside Dynasty International Company Limited, a company he founded, his brother …

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UK adds 3 entities to Myanmar sanctions list

The UK yesterday added 3 entities to its Myanmar sanctions list in an effort to limit the Myanmar military’s access to arms and revenue: International Gateways Group of Company Limited (IGG); Sky One Construction Company Limited; and Star Sapphire Group of Companies. Press Release & Notice. The 24 August 2022 marked the 5-year anniversary of the military’s violence against the …

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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)

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