Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 707 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma, how many proposed transactions involving goods and services have failed that due diligence process in the last year.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Obscure beneficial ownership chains in Myanmar's economy make it difficult to verify with certainty whether a company is linked to the military. In response to the UN Fact Finding Mission's (FFM's) report of 5 August 2019, the British Embassy in Yangon has further strengthened its approach to avoid acquiring goods or services from military-owned companies, including those listed in Annex B of the report.

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