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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. To this end treaty provisions should include:
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.
Although United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions impose legally binding commitments on member states, too often some members lack the political will or resources to ensure compliance with UNSC embargoes. The United States strictly observes embargoes and imposes criminal penalties on U.S.
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.
Richard Tofel, spokesman for the Journal, called Commercial Alert's objections "silly." 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.
Embargoes raise an ethical issue similar to that raised when a reporter has received information from a confidential source: If a news outlet has taken information under condition it not be revealed until a certain time, can it ever break that pledge?
Believe it or not, embargoes are broken all the time.
"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.
LEFKOSA, Jun 10, 2011 (TUR) -- The president of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said on Friday that he was working to lift commercial embargoes.
Putting Teeth in the Tiger: Improving the Effectiveness of Arms Embargoes, edited by Michael Brzoska and George A.