Ban on Burmese Gemstones Lifted, Task Force Visits Myanmar- AGTA

October 24, 2016 – Dallas, TX — Responding to the concerns of its members regarding U.S. sanctions and perceptions of the Myanmar Gem and Jade sectors, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) developed a coalition of the U.S. Jewelry Industry to make a scoping mission to Myanmar. This mission was similar to past AGTA efforts […]

Myanmar to Ramp up Gem Exports Post-Sanctions

YANGON — Earlier this month, Washington removed all remaining sanctions on Myanmar, including bans on imports of jade and rubies to the U.S. The move was in response to the Myanmar government’s initiative to achieve more democratic society, led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, since it was launched in March. U.S. establishments are […]