This UK Order (SI 2018/894) is required for implementation of trade restrictions against Burma/Myanmar specified in EU Regulation 401/2013, as amended by EU Regulation 2018/647 and revokes and replaces the Export Control (Burma Sanctions) Order 2018.  It revokes the original Order because that Order was incorrect, in that it did not provide for the desired level of penalty for certain offences. Offences which could have been made under the Export Control Act 2002 (which, for instance, provides for a maximum period of imprisonment of 10 years on conviction on indictment) were instead made under the European Communities Act 1972 (where the maximum penalty on conviction on indictment is 2 years).  This new Order therefore remedies this oversight and, in addition, consolidates the existing offences and penalties in respect of earlier EU-imposed trade restrictions relating to Burma, i.e. those offences and penalties provided for in the Export Control (Burma) Order 2013.


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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