The US has lifted its sanctions against a Burmese businessman and chairman of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).
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President Barack Obama has maintained Burma on the US sanctions list under the Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA). The continuity of the sanction, announced on Tuesday, prevents US military assistance[…]
Senator Mitch McConnel has backed a proposal to end sanctions against Burma – after a landmark visit by the Burmese President to the US.
The European Union lifts all sanctions on Burma except for an arms embargo, in recognition of sweeping political reforms.
Continued use of forced labour one of four major obstacles to ending of sanctions, says international trade union federation
Campaigners say the decision to drop punitive measures on Burma is too optimistic, while opposition thinks it could spur progress
Meeting of top-level officials in Brussels results in decision to lift visa bans on President and Vice Presidents as reward for reform
Washington to also discuss whether to continue addressing the country as ‘Burma’ in wake of reforms that could prompt major policy shift
Refugees International urges the international community to expand operations in Burma by ‘removing barriers’ that hinder assistance
French ambassador says however that it’s still too soon to drop punitive measures on Burma despite noting signs of reform
UK minister warns that Burma’s oil and gas sector remains off-limits to EU companies, following rumours of Shell entering Burma
In letter to Hillary Clinton, defecting Burmese diplomat says tougher US sanctions on Burma can be acompanied by engagement
Campaigners urge Washington to target with punitive financial measures all businessmen in Burma who prop up the government
Disagreement during meeting between US senator and eight Burmese parties over whether the west should change its economic policy
German foreign minister tells US official that Berlin doubts the efficacy of EU sanctions while companies resist agreeing to punitive measures
EU sanctions on Burma have had little effect, but instead of strengthening them, they are benig drastically weakened
EU official tells Burmese industry representative that sanctions could be relaxed ‘step by step’ if further improvement is shown