US Lifts Ban On Most Myanmar Imports

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 4:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Friday removed most import restrictions on goods from Myanmar, the latest American response to recent democratic and humanitarian reform in the Southeast Asian nation.

The move came the day before President Barack Obama was set to embark on the first ever trip to Myanmar by a sitting U.S. president, and represented a major step forward for a reforming country that was isolated from global trade for years. Also known as Burma, the country held its first free elections in decades earlier this...
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