MYANMAR/BURMA: US, UK AND CANADA SANCTIONS

US TREASURY SANCTIONS REGIME OFFICIALS AND MILITARY AFFILIATED CRONIES IN BURMA ON ANNIVERSARY OF MILITARY COUP

On 31 January, OFAC announced that, on the 1-year anniversary of the military coup d’etat that overthrew Burma’s democratically-elected government, it was designating 7 individuals and 2 entities connected to Burma’s military regime. These designations are part of a joint action with the UK and Canada, who are each designating 2 Burmese government officials.  At the same time, the crude oil tanker Oman Pride has been removed from OFAC lists.

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0572

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20220131

UK ADDS 3 ENTRIES ON SANCTIONS LIST

In fact, on 31 January, HM Treasury in the UK issued a Notice advising that 3 entries, Thida Oo; Thein Soe; and Tin Oo, had been added to the UK Myanmar sanctions lists.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1051400/Notice_Myanmar_310122.pdf

CANADA ADDS 3 NAMES TO SANCTIONS LISTS

On 31 January, Global Affairs Canada advised that Dr Thida Oo, Union Minister for Legal Affairs and Attorney-General of the Union; Htun Htun Oo, Chief Justice of Myanmar (also spelled Tun Tun Oo); and U Tin Oo, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar, had been added to its Myanmar sanctions lists.

https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2022/01/canada-imposes-additional-sanctions-on-individuals-associated-with-myanmars-military-regime.html

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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