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US to boost Myanmar trade ties

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WASHINGTON - The United States is moving to boost trade ties with Myanmar days after the European Union lifted sanctions as companies seek access to the reformed military dictatorship. 

From toothpaste to tinned fruit, cosmetics to soft drinks, global firms have Myanmar firmly in their sights as the nation's 60 million people find themselves thrust onto the frontline of consumerism. (AFP File Photo)

Acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis headed to Myanmar on Wednesday to begin talks on a framework agreement covering trade and investment, he said in a telephone interview on Wednesday from Hanoi, where he met with Vietnamese government officials.

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