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United States Reinstates Trade Preference Benefits for Burma Following Review of Eligibility Criteria

Categories: Burma,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2016/september/united-states-reinstates-trade

Press release explaining the reasons for suspending Burma’s benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in 1989 and the resumption of benefits after reforms of worker rights by the new regime led by Aung San Suu Kyi.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

China’s Economic Ties with ASEAN: A Country-by-Country Analysis

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Statistics,Vietnam

http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China%27s%20Economic%20Ties%20with%20ASEAN.pdf

Assesses China’s economic significance for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including China’s trade and investment with ASEAN as a whole, and statistics on the volume and percentage of each ASEAN nation’s trade with China.  A staff report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Reviews U.S. sanctions against Burma and Burma’s promises to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013.   Confusion reigns as to whether political prisoners are being released or whether political opponents of the regime continue to be arrested.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Reviews situation of political prisoners in Burma, including current estimates of numbers, information on prisoner releases by government authorities, and status of U.S. sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43035.pdf

Describes the shift of U.S. policy toward Burma since 2011, when the quasi-civilian government took control of the country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sanctions on Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Burma

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42939.pdf

Provides a brief history of U.S. policy towards Burma and the development of U.S. sanctions, a topical summary of those sanctions, and an overview of actions taken to waive or ease those sanctions by the Obama Administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sanctions on Burma

Categories: Asia,Burma,Democracy/Peace

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41336.pdf

This report provides a brief history of U.S. policy toward Burma and the development of U.S. sanctions, a topical summary of those sanctions, and an examination of additional sanctions that have been considered but not enacted by Congress.  It also discusses the recent easing of some of those sanctions and provisions under which additional sanctions could be removed.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Examines reform moves in Burma including estimates of the number of political prisoners being held in Burma and what must be done by Burmese authorities to bring about the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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