Myanmar: Sanctions

(asked on 31st October 2022) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to impose aviation fuel sanctions on the Burmese military following the most recent air attack by the Tatmadaw on a music festival that killed 80 and injured hundreds.

Answered by
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 15th November 2022

In response to the Myanmar military's airstrikes in Kachin State, which killed a large number of innocent civilians, the British Embassy in Yangon joined a statement with the US, Canadian, Australian, EU, Norwegian and Swiss embassies to condemn the attacks.

The UK is exploring both sanction and non-sanction measures to tackle the Myanmar military's air capabilities and ability to target civilians. On 28 February 2022, the UK updated its Overseas Business Risk Guidance to make it clear that UK businesses should conduct thorough supply chain due diligence to ensure that commodities such as aviation fuel do not reach the Myanmar military.

Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, the UK Government has imposed 12 tranches of sanctions targeting the military's leadership, and its access to revenue, arms and military equipment.

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