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Embargo

The legal prohibition of the sale of goods to or purchase of goods from a country. An embargo may be partial. For instance, a country may boycott all bananas from a certain country. An embargo usually occurs for political or security reasons. For example, in 1962 the United States imposed an embargo on nearly all trade with Cuba in response to the nationalization of American business interests in Cuba.

embargo

the prohibition of the IMPORT and EXPORT of particular types of product (for example, military equipment) or a complete ban on trade with a particular country as an adjunct to the political policies pursued by the government.
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Similarly, a negotiated ATT that is comprehensive and robust would also strengthen implementation of UN arms embargoes.
Irene Khan, Amnesty's Secretary General, said: "Over the past ten years systematic violations of United Nations arms embargoes have met with almost no successful prosecutions.
The United States strictly observes embargoes and imposes criminal penalties on U.
A lot of science and medical journalists--working in a field in which embargoes are common--appreciate having official release dates for news, for the same reasons that officials use them: They level the playing field between news organizations of varying sizes and improve stories because reporters have more time to digest and flesh out complex topics.
Such embargoes usually are imposed through executive order and implemented in detail through regulations issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury Department.
Tofel said his paper works to avoid embargoes, but some unavoidably come with restrictions.
Perhaps it is time for a serious re-think about the effects of embargoes.
And that's one of the problems with embargoes and other sanctions in most instances short of war: They tend to injure the wrong parties.
Most news organizations agree with the rationale and generally obey embargoes.
Believe it or not, embargoes are broken all the time.
You will learn the principles of US sanctions and trade embargoes and the history and importance of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and will be able to identify conduct that violates the FCPA.
History is littered with failed oil embargoes ranging from Cuba, Rhodesia and South Africa to the Arab oil embargo and the embargo against Iraq after 1990," Chatham House said.