Sanctions Threaten Economy

January 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jan2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p7
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The article focuses on the impact of sanctions imposed on Myanmar's military government by the U.S. government on the economic conditions of Myanmar. Sanctions imposed on the Myanmar military junta appear to be having some impact, as the country's economy, already one of the poorest in the region, looks set to deteriorate further. The U.S. government introduced economic sanctions in July 2003, effectively banning all imports from Myanmar to the U.S. Before sanctions, Myanmar had exports of U.S. $400 million to the U.S., mainly textiles and garments.


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