June 26, 2022

Highlights
• The Commerce Department has announced new trade curbs on military and dual-use items that are likely to be used for civilian or military purposes

In wake of growing influence of the Chinese military, the country of the United States has announced new curbs on Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia, which include an arms embargo.

While the US State Department imposed an arms embargo, the Commerce Department has announced new trade curbs on military and dual-use items that are likely to be used for civilian or military purposes.

The US Commerce Department said in a statement they have placed new curbs, which include end-use and end-user restrictions, on exports and reexports to Cambodia, and in-country transfers within Cambodia, of sensitive items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

According to Peter Kucik, a sanctions expert, this clearly means that even third countries won’t be allowed to sell certain products purchased from the US to Cambodia. He further said that even if one is not a US entity one could violate US law by selling something on.