USA to lift sanctions on Burma/Myanmar

President Obama has said that the USA will lift most of its sanctions on Burma/Myanmar, in recognition of the country’s moves towards democracy.

Currently, US sanctions restrict trade in precious stones, and doing business with some of Myanmar’s military officials and their associates. US sanctions relating to arms and military cooperation, will not be affected.  The US Treasury’s new FAQ on the announcement is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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