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 Myanmar holding company and chairman to sanctions list

The UK has included the Htoo Group of Companies and its chairman U Tay Za in the Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021. Notice and Press Release. Tay Za is said to have provided support for serious human rights abuses by being an arms dealer and key business associate of the military junta. The UK says the Htoo Group contributed funds to …

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US & EU renew sanctions regimes & third countries align with EU sanctions

In recent weeks, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mali and transnational criminal organisations for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies as declared; and The EU adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1188 which renewed the “EU terrorist list” (Press Release), and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144 …

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Foreign Affairs Committee report recommends responses to “Myanmar Crisis”

A UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report entitled ‘The UK Government’s Response to the Myanmar Crisis’ has called on the government to expand its sanctions response to the Myanmar coup and ensuing violence and impose an arms embargo against the Myanmar military. In particular, the report recommends that the government: Include a greater range of people and entities …

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US sanctions 22 people and lists 4 entities in connection with Myanmar coup

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 7 key members of the Myanmar military and 15 of the spouses and adult children of previously designated senior Burmese military officials, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O) 14014. Those listed will be subject to blocks on their US property.  Press Release and Notice. Designated members of Burma’s military regime: …

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Switzerland imposes Myanmar sanctions

The Swiss Federal Council has designated 8 people and 4 entities in response to human rights violations in Myanmar. The listings track the third round of EU sanctions imposed over the Myanmar military coup and subsequent repression (previous post). Those designated will be subject to various restrictions, including asset freezes and travel bans. Press Release. Notice available here. Listed individuals: …

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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 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

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