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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UK imposes first human rights sanctions

The UK has published its first autonomous sanctions regime, imposing asset freezes and travel bans on 47 people and 2 entities whom the Government has reasonable grounds to suspect have been involved in serious violations of human rights. The regulations (which come into force today) are the UK Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, made under the Sanctions and Money …

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Third countries align themselves with Iran and Myanmar/Burma sanctions

In April 2020, the EU Council adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/512, which renewed for 1 year sanctions against 82 Iranian people imposed in response to alleged human rights abuses; and Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/563, which continued for 1 year the EU’s sanctions regime against Myanmar/Burma (targeted sanctions and an embargo on arms and equipment that could be used for internal …

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EU renews Myanmar/Burma sanctions for 1 year

The EU has renewed its sanctions on Myanmar/Burma for 1 year until 30 April 2021. The sanctions comprise an embargo on arms/equipment that may be used by the police/military, or for internal repression or monitoring communications, as well as a prohibition on the provision of military training and cooperation. Under the sanctions regime, 14 officials are subject to an asset …

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US visa restrictions on 6 countries & updated compliance procedures

President Trump’s administration has announced the suspension of immigrant visas for nationals of Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Nigeria for those seeking a permanent residence visa in the US. Diversity visas (visas for nationals of countries with historically low rates of US immigration) will be suspended for citizens of Sudan and Tanzania. The press release says that these states do not …

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OFAC $1.1m settlement with Eagle Shipping for Myanmar sanctions violations

OFAC has announced a $1,125,000 settlement with Eagle Shipping International USA, a Marshall Islands Company headquarted in Connecticut, for violating US sanctions on Myanmar. Between September 2012 and December 2014, Eagle Shipping transported to Singapore in 36 voyages a total of 2 million metric tons of sea sand, valued at approximately $1.79m, which had been supplied by Myawaddy (at 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 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

Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/136)