U.S. ban on certain imports from Burma lifted, but continued for imports of precious stones 

August 7: A U.S. Treasury Department release today reports that given the July 28 expiration of the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act (BFDA) ban on imports from Burma, the president has issued an Executive Order that repeals the provisions of Executive Order 13310 that had implemented the broad BFDA import ban on products of Burma.

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Accordingly, the United States has removed the ban on imports of articles other than jadeite and rubies (and articles of jewelry containing them).


Because of continuing U.S. government concerns, an Executive Order reinstates the prohibitions and restrictions on the importation into the United States of jadeite and rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and on articles of jewelry containing them.



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