WASHINGTON — U.S. apparel brands and retailers are looking at Burma as a viable alternative to manufacturing apparel in Asia after the Obama administration waived a nine-year-old ban on imports from the country now known as Myanmar.
The U.S. State and Treasury Departments moved late last week to lift of a ban on the importation of goods made in Burma. While the ban has been lifted on the majority of products imported from Burma, it remains in place for jadeite, rubies and jewelry containing those precious stones.
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