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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of trade relations between the UK and Burma; and if he will make a statement.
There has been significant interest in Burma from UK businesses since our policy of discouraging trade was lifted earlier this year in recognition of progress made in Burma. We strongly believe that responsible trade and investment can aid Burma's transition to democracy. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding a project which will provide advice on the implementation of the United Nations (UN's) Guiding Principles and will establish a resource centre within Burma to provide advice to embassies and companies on doing business responsibly.
UKTI now has a presence in the market and is able to provide a range of services to UK businesses, including tailored market research to help them plan how to sustainably invest in the market.