Sanctions Intelligence Update – Burma: Examining Risk Post Sanctions Relief

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In October 2016, the United States substantially lifted sanctions on Burma as an economic incentive to continue positive political developments within Burma. The lifting of sanctions is intended to encourage an increase in international commercial activity with, and foreign investment in Burma. Corporates and financial institutions with exposure to Burma should consider the illicit finance and money laundering risks that underpinned the sanctions measures, many of which persist regardless of the political dynamics.

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