WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Myanmar – United States Trade Council announced today that it has established offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Yangon, Myanmar.
The Myanmar United States Trade Council will promote international trade and investment relations between the United States and Myanmar. Its activities will include trade missions, the publication of information, and assistance in the formation of investment vehicles in Myanmar for U.S. investors.
"The visit this week to Washington, D.C. by Thein Sein, the President of Myanmar, will accelerate the normalization of political and economic relations between Myanmar and the United States," said Bart S. Fisher, Chairman of the Council and Chairman of Omni Advisors LLC, a Washington DC and New York-based trade and finance advisory firm.
"The immediate tasks at hand for the Council are to remove the remaining U.S.economic sanctions on Myanmar, and to extend duty-free treatment in the United States for the imports of Myanmar under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). We believe that open trade and open markets will promote greater reforms and the transition towards a more democratic process in Myanmar," Fisher stated.
The Council was established following meetings in March, 2013, in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, with the Minister of Commerce of Myanmar and the Deputy Minister of Tourism by Fisher and Robert A. Knutson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Council. Fisher and Knutson also had discussions with the Myanmar Secretary of Transportation in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. "We are delighted to form this Council, which will help Myanmar grow and prosper and help the Myanmar people live a better life, Myanmar is a land of enchantment and we invite Americans and all the people of the world to visit this 'Golden Land,'" Knutson said.
Bart S Fisher
Myanmar – United States Trade Council
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 746 7089
Robert A. Knutson
(212) 319 3109
SOURCE Myanmar - United States Trade Council