Brussels’ ambassador urges govt officials attending Myanmar-EU Economic Forum to address poor human rights record.
The renewal of sanctions comes just days after the commander-in-chief’s latest Russia visit during which he toured military facilities across the country.
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Though 70 percent of Myanmar’s garment exports go to the EU, investors in the industry are mostly Asian, so revoking the GSP won’t affect foreign investment, according to DICA.
Workers would pay the price for withdrawal of trade preferences, which would destabilize the country, Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama says.
The fresh sanctions come four months after the EU imposed the same asset freezes and travel bans on seven top members of the military and security forces.
While the US hopes the sanctions will deter other nations from making arms deals with Russia, observers say they push Moscow and Bejing closer together.
The US imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its N. Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to N. Korea in violation of US sanctions.
With UN General Assembly looming, calls for sanctions are likely to continue, many local experts and politicians believe.