The United States has suspended the trade agreement with Myanmar on Monday. The US says the trade agreement will remain on hold until a democratic government is restored. Tell us that people are being killed in the South East Asian country after a coup in February. The people are on the streets and protesting against the coercion of the army, which is being pursued violently.
The army overthrew the elected government, jailed Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders, and killed protesters on the streets protesting against it and many people are still in captivity. Let us say that Myanmar is also known as Burma.
“The United States supports their efforts to restore democratically elected governors to the people of Burma,” U.S. Trade Representative Catherine Tai said in a statement. He further said that the United States strongly condemns the brutal violence against civilians of the Burmese security forces. The killing of peaceful protesters, students, workers, labor leaders, mediators, and children has shaken the conscience of the international community.
Tai’s office said the United States immediately bans all 2013 trade and investment framework agreements that were made with Burma. However, it was reported that Tai’s announcement does not prevent trade between the two countries on Monday. But the US is putting an economic embargo on Myanmar separately.
Earlier in response to the military takeover, the United States and the United Kingdom had earlier imposed sanctions on two groups controlled by Myanmar’s military, Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited and Myanmar Economic Corp.