embargo

A prohibition upon exports or imports, either with respect to specific products or specific countries. Historically, embargoes have been ordered most frequently in time of war, but they may also be applied for political, economic or sanitary purposes. Embargoes imposed against an individual country by the United Nations–or a group of nations–in an effort to influence its conduct or its policies are sometimes called “sanctions.” See sanction.

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