A way out for the US to lift its re­main­ing sanc­tions?

How will the US frame fur­ther lifting of its sanc­tions?

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS - By Hans Hulst

US sanc­tions against Myan­mar go a long way back. In May 1997, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton signed Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der 13047 in re­sponse to the re­pres­sion and per­se­cu­tion of the op­po­si­tion by the then rul­ing mil­i­tary gov­ern­ment. Sev­eral ex­ec­u­tive or­ders were is­sued after that, fol­lowed in 2003 by the Burmese Free­dom and Democ­racy Act, a cost­free ve­hi­cle for the trou­bled Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion to pol­ish its tainted hu­man rights record, and the Tom Lan­tos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008.

The tight­en­ing of the US grip on eco­nomic and diplo­matic re­la­tions with Myan­mar in­cluded the in­tro­duc­tion of the Spe­cially Des­ig­nated Na­tion­als and Blocked Per­sons list ‒

Labour mar­ket re­form might pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for un­re­strained Amer­i­can in­vest­ment in the Myan­mar econ­omy. Photo: Mizzima

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