Burma / Myanmar

The EU originally adopted measures against Myanmar in 1990, and confirmed these in a Declaration by the General Affairs Council on 29 July 1991. Council Regulation (EC) No. 94/2008 of 25 February 2008 renewed and broadened the sanctions in place against Myanmar. It included trade bans, asset freezes, travel bans, suspension of certain aid programs and restrictions on the imports of timber, coal, certain metals and precious and semi-precious stones.

In early 2012 the EU Council eased the restrictive measures in place due to Myanmar’s progress in political reforms, including suspending the travel bans in place in respect of 87 persons. With the exception of the prohibition on the trade of military equipment, the sanctions were lifted entirely in April 2013.

Key areas

  • Military equipment embargo

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