Presidential Proclamation to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

TO MODIFY DUTY-FREE TREATMENT UNDER THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION 1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate countries as beneficiary developing countries, ...
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Presidential Message to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 14, 2016 Presidential Message to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)   TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: I am writing to inform you of my intent to end the suspension of preferential treatment ...
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Remarks by President Obama and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

Oval Office 12:27 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  It is an extraordinary pleasure for me to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her delegation to the White House.  This is not her first visit to the Oval Office, but it is her first visit in her official capacity.  And it represents a remarkable process ...
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Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 14, 2016 On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma. The announcement came after the President met and discussed these issues with State Counsellor ...
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Remarks by the President After Counter-ISIL Meeting

Remarks by the President After Counter-ISIL Meeting Treasury Department Washington, D.C. 12:18 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  I just met with my National Security Council as part of our regular effort to review and intensify our campaign to destroy the terrorist group ISIL.  Our meeting was planned before the terrible attack in Orlando.  But obviously that ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

President Obama spoke by phone today with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to offer his congratulations on Burma’s historic democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government.  The President commended Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s determined efforts, over the course of many years and at great personal cost, to achieve a peaceful transfer of power ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President U Htin Kyaw of Burma

President Obama spoke by phone today with President U Htin Kyaw to offer congratulations on his inauguration as Burma’s President.  The President welcomed the historic step forward of a democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government that reflects the will of the people.  The President underscored the commitment of the United States to support ...
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Statement by the President on Burma’s Inauguration of President U Htin Kyaw

I congratulate U Htin Kyaw on his inauguration today as president of Burma, and look forward to working with him and the new government. U Htin Kyaw’s inauguration represents a historic milestone in the country’s transition to a democratically elected, civilian-led government. This extraordinary moment in Burma’s history is a testament to its people, institutions, ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration Sunnylands, California February 15-16, 2016 We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February 15-16, 2016, for a Special Leaders Summit.  This Special U.S.-ASEAN Leaders ...
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Civil Society Roundtable Remarks

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I’ve just had an opportunity to speak with an excellent cross-section of civil society organizations here in Myanmar -– women’s organizations, organizations focused on rule of law, we have the press association, the press council represented here, organizations championing the rights of the disabled, labor organizations, student organizations, groups that are concerned ...
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YSEALI Town Hall Transcript

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Myanmar Luu Ngae Myar Min Galarbar! (Applause.) It’s wonderful to be back in Myanmar. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. Oh, we got some signs — “Reform is fake.” “Change…” — okay, well, you guys will have a chance to ask questions later. Yeah, you can put them away. That’s why ...
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Remarks Before U.S.-ASEAN Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much, Mr. President. It is a great pleasure to be back in this beautiful country and to once again have the opportunity to consult closely with all of our ASEAN partners. Today, I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the strong partnership between ASEAN and the United States that ...
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Remarks at Parliament

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just had an excellent roundtable discussion with members of parliament as well as the speaker of the lower and upper chamber — I may not be describing the term properly — as well as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who I will have an opportunity to visit later tomorrow. It was ...
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President Thein Sein Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to thank once again President Thein Sein for welcoming us, not only for the excellent arrangements that were made for the EAS and the U.S. ASEAN Summit, but also the opportunity to exchange ideas face-to-face. In part because of President Sein’s leadership, the democratization process in Myanmar is real and ...
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