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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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The panel's recommended that the embargo be clarified and expanded to include the sale or supply of military materiel to the Sudanese government, "whether the materiel is for use in Darfur or not," as well as to the government of Chad, adding that the embargos should remain in place until both countries provide "verifiable proof" against their involvement in transferring arms to the region.
March 29, 2011 (NAIROBI) -- The UN Security Council (UNSC) should amplify and widen the scope of an existing arms embargo on Sudan's western region of Darfur to include all sales or supply of military equipments to the country's government as well as to that of its neighboring Chad, a UN-mandated panel of experts recommended in a report released this month.