Myanmar’s Crisis & the World

US Adds Three Myanmar Organizations to Trade Blacklist

By The Irrawaddy 4 March 2023

The United States on Thursday added three organizations in Myanmar to its trade blacklist for aiding the junta, along with firms from Russia and China.

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security put 37 new firms including 28 organizations from China, four from Pakistan, three from Myanmar and one each from Russia, Belarus and Taiwan to its export blacklist.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications and surveillance firms Fisca Security and Communication Co and Naung Yoe Technologies Co Ltd were targeted.

The department said in a statement that the three organizations from Myanmar provided surveillance technology to the regime, enabling it to track and identify citizens and commit rights abuses.

The action means the organizations face restrictive license applications, reviews and permission to export.

“We will continue to take steps to end the regime’s abuses,” US State Department counselor Derek Chollet tweeted on Friday.

In 2021 the US commerce department added the junta’s defense and home affairs ministries, Myanmar Economic Corporation and Myanma Economic Holding Limited to its list.