U.S. gems and jewellery reps return to Myanmar


Buyers examine Jade stones on sale displayed at the 53rd Myanmar Gems Emporium in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 24 June 2016. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

Representatives of the U.S. gem and jewellery industry have made their first visit to Myanmar since President Barack Obama said the country will lift remaining economic sanctions, trade website Diamonds.net reported on 10 October.

According to the report, the delegation was aimed at re-establishing lines of commerce between the two nations.

The delegation met with stakeholders in Myanmar from the gemstone industry, government, and civil society. Before returning to the U.S., they are scheduled to observe mining conditions and practices in Mogok, an area known for its rubies.

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