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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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Americans support re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, ending the trade embargo and ending travel restrictions to the island.
owes it as much as $80 billion to compensate for the 40-year-old trade embargo.
Before trade embargo was imposed by the Clinton administration on Iran, the Secretary of State called Iran an outlaw state that planned and carried out terror and subversion throughout the whole Arab world.
The cause of its weakness, however, was not, Kolko insists, the Party's premature drive toward socialism, but rather the protracted hostilities involving its neighbors - hostilities which, in turn, depleted Vietnam's human and financial resources and subjected the nation to an intemational trade embargo.
Vietnam trade embargo, is now available in 22 states.
The President's Executive Order releases the previously imposed trade embargo and, therefore, the ban on the country's exportation of coffee.
Castro's departure provides America a great opportunity to reflect on the current trade embargo against our island neighbor.
Members of Jamaica's Parliament have once again passed a resolution in support of the US trade embargo on Cuba being lifted, reports Caribbean360.
Opposition SDSM appealed to the Kosovo government Tuesday to lift the ban on importing certain Macedonian products which represents a kind of a trade embargo against Macedonia and on the Macedonian Government to cancel the decision of charging passengers and transporters from Kosovo additional fees for crossing the border to Macedonia.
No Iranian airline can buy American planes because of the US trade embargo and most European planes contain more than 10 percent US-made parts and thus also come under the US embargo.
The indictment alleges that the defendants violated the Iran Trade Embargo by creating a front company to conceal the fact that they were providing goods, technology and services to Iran in return for millions of dollars," said U.
The American trade embargo against Cuba has been in place for almost five decades.