UK sanctions relating to Myanmar
This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime relating to Myanmar
The Myanmar (Burma) sanctions regime
The Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They are intended to ensure that certain financial, trade and immigration sanctions relating to Myanmar continue to operate effectively.
You should also review the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 and the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 to find out any amendments made to the Regulations.
This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the Myanmar security forces to comply with international human rights law and to respect human rights.
These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.
Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.
Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.
For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation OFSI@hmtreasury.gov.uk or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts
For further information on trade sanctions: contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email email@example.com or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters
For further information on transport sanctions: contact the Department for Transport on firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on email@example.com
The Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
An explanatory memorandum accompanies the regulations, providing further information on their provisions.
Section 2(4) of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018: report
Section 18 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to criminal offences: report
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
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