U.S. Eases Burma Import Ban

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday that the U.S. will ease on one its key economic sanctions against Burma—the tough import ban. During a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Clinton the move is in “recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition.” The announcement comes on the heels of the White House’s move toward restoring normal diplomatic relations with Burma as well as suspends the investment ban. Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi, in the U.S. for a landmark trip abroad, indicated last week that she would support lifting the import ban.