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Zimbabwe: Sanctions

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what EU sanctions are in place in respect of Zimbabwe. (265455)

The EU has maintained an embargo on arms and related material entering Zimbabwe since 2002. The EU has also prohibited the provision of any technical assistance relating to military activities and has imposed a ban on the supply of any equipment that might be used for internal repression.

The EU has further imposed targeted financial and travel restrictions on 203 individuals and 40 entities who supported the government of Zimbabwe or were associated with its violence and human rights abuses prior to Morgan Tsvangirai's inauguration as the Zimbabwean Prime Minister. There are no comprehensive trade sanctions in place.