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Burma Hopes for US Return to Textile Industryi
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March 06, 2013 5:45 PM
Before the United States began imposing trade sanctions against Burma, more than half of the country's textiles were exported to American consumers. With the suspension of U.S. sanctions, hopes are high that U.S. orders will revive the market. But garment industry insiders say U.S. labor and safety standards mean the process will be a slow one. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Rangoon.

Burma Hopes for US Return to Textile Industry

Published March 06, 2013

Before the United States began imposing trade sanctions against Burma, more than half of the country's textiles were exported to American consumers. With the suspension of U.S. sanctions, hopes are high that U.S. orders will revive the market. But garment industry insiders say U.S. labor and safety standards mean the process will be a slow one. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Rangoon.