Logistics Term

Embargo Definition

An embargo is a government ban on trade, transport, or other commercial activity with a particular country. An embargo is usually temporary and stems from political or economic problems. Embargoes encompass broad topics, such as vehicle import or export with a specific country. Governments can lift an embargo at their discretion.

What Does An Embargo Mean for Freight Transport?

If a trade embargo is established for freight transport to a certain country, you can't ship there. A trade embargo can be anything from steel to vehicles to bulldozers. It depends on the reason behind the embargo. The embargo may be for one type of freight and not for another. Working with an experienced logistics company ensures you safely ship your international freight and avoid countries with an embargo.

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