U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday (March 29) announced the immediate suspension of all U.S. engagement with Myanmar under the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement until the elected Government returns.
Katherine Tai in a statement said, “USTR will suspend all U.S. trade engagement with Burma under the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. We support the people of Burma’s efforts to restore a democratically elected government, which has been the foundation of Burma’s economic growth and reform.”
“We strongly condemn the Burmese security forces’ brutal violence against civilians. The killing of peaceful protestors, students, workers, labor leaders, medics, and children has shocked the conscience of the international community,” tweeted Katherine Tai.
“These actions are a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the efforts of the Burmese people to achieve a peaceful and prosperous future,” she added in another tweet.