UK provides for expanded EU arms embargo against Burma


In April 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/655 and Council Regulation (EU) 2018/647, which (inter alia) expanded the EU’s arms embargo on Burma/Myanmar to include:

  1. A prohibition on the export of dual-use goods for use by the military and border guard police;
  1. Restrictions on the export of equipment for monitoring communications that might be used for internal repression; and
  1. A prohibition on the provision of military training to, and military cooperation with, the Burma/Myanmar army (see previous blog).

The UK has made provision for this expanded EU arms embargo by adopting the Export Control (Burma Sanctions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (SI 2018/894), which comes into force on 14 August 2018. As a result, the Export Control (Burma Sanctions) Order 2013 (SI 2013/1964) has been revoked.

This entry was posted in Burma/Myanmar, Latest EU Measures, United Kingdom by Maya Lester QC. Bookmark the permalink.

About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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