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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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Ukraine exits the free trade area with Russia, raises duties on all goods and puts a trade embargo on all food products manufactured in the Russian Federation, as well as on car building and engineering products," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
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lifts its trade embargo against Cuba, but currently there are bills in Congress with bipartisan support to make the end of the embargo a reality.
Economy Minister Bekim Neziri said last week that the preliminary results were over but refused to say whether the suspicions of the Russian authorities that Macedonian exporters had been violating the trade embargo were confirmed.
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Cuban Trade Embargo Expected to Remain: America's five-decade trade embargo on Cuba is expected to be far more durable than Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader it was aimed at deposing, according to the Associated Press.
A trade embargo has been placed on Cuba since Eisenhower's presidency.
Later this month, Polish and Russian agricultural ministers are due to meet at the international agricultural exhibition (Gruene Woche) in Berlin to reach an agreement to put an end to a plant trade embargo that has lasted over two years.
Hopes were mounting this week that the EU's winter strawberry shortage could be alleviated, after a relaxation in the trade embargo between Israel and Gaza Strip.