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Myanmar: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 59229, tabled on 12 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to adopt the EU arms embargo on Myanmar after the transition period.

Answered on

17 June 2020

Independent sources, including the UN Fact Finding Mission, have been clear that the Myanmar military is responsible for human rights violations across the country.

The UK is a longstanding supporter of an arms embargo on Myanmar as well as targeted individual sanctions on those responsible for atrocities.

The EU Arms Embargo and 14 individual designations continue to apply in the UK for the duration of the transition period. We are looking to transfer existing EU Myanmar sanctions into UK law through the Sanctions Act in preparation for exiting the EU.

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