EU MYANMAR/BURMA SANCTIONS – EXTENDS AND STRENGTHENS ITS ARMS EMBARGO, ADOPTS A FRAMEWORK FOR TARGETED MEASURES AGAINST OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

On 27th April, the EU published EU Regulation 2018/647/EU, which makes the changes detailed below, amending Regulation 401/2013/EU.  See also EU Council Decision 2018/655/CFSP.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.108.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2018:108:TOC

On 26th April, a news release advised that the EU Council has imposed further restrictive measures on Myanmar/Burma, strengthening the EU’s arms embargo and extended it for a further year.  It also targeted the Myanmar/Burma army and border guard police officials.  It imposed restrictions on the export of equipment for monitoring communications that might be used for internal repression and prohibited the provision of military training to and military co-operation with the Myanmar/Burma army.  The necessary legislation will be published on 27th April.

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/04/26/myanmar-burma-eu-extends-and-strengthens-its-arms-embargo-and-adopts-a-framework-for-targeted-measures-against-officials-responsible-for-serious-human-rights-violations/

On 27th April, HM treasury issued a news release confirming the changes to UK lists.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/703446/HM_Treasury_Notice_27_04_2018_Burma.pdf

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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