A way out for the US to lift its remaining sanctions?
How will the US frame further lifting of its sanctions?
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