Definitions for "economic sanctions"
Restrictions upon international trade and financial transactions that one country...
are international agreements to restrict trade with any nation that all agree are acting in an unacceptable manner. It is generally accepted as a diplomatic tool to pressure a country to change the way it is behaving. The sanctions can include many actions like restricting what can be sold or bought from a country. Sanctions can include restrictions of travel to and from the effected nation, or the transportation of good through that nation.
Restrictions upon international trade and finance that one country imposes on another for political reasons.
a range of financial punishments that include payment of costs, fees, fines, and forfeiture of property or licenses.