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Gap welcomed in Myanmar

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Gap's entry into Myanmar could attract more foreign buyers into the fledgling garment industry, thus improving working conditions and increasing employment, according to the chairman of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA). 

A shopper walks down the steps at a Gap store in Los Angeles. Gap Inc has announced plans to produce clothing in Myanmar, the first American retailer to enter the market since the country began its transition to democracy three years ago. (AP photo)

The giant US-based clothing retailer announced on Saturday that it had started sourcing products from two South Korean-owned factories in Yangon, making it the first US company to enter the garment sector since trade sanctions were eased in 2012.

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