US Lifts More Myanmar Sanctions To Boost Reform

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Thursday lifted more sanctions on Myanmar to encourage ongoing democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian country, but extended the authority to impose travel and transactional bans on individuals that thwart progress.

The U.S. Department of State said it was terminating Presidential Proclamation 6925, which banned the immigration of people who "formulate, implement or benefit from" policies that inhibited democracy in Myanmar, a country the U.S. calls Burma.

Also known as the 1996 Visa Ban, Proclamation 6925 is the latest Western sanction lifted...
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