The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US will allow imports of Burmese goods.
The ban on the imports was one of the key sanctions that are still remaining against the Burmese government.
The latest move is a continuation of the normalisation of relations between the US and Burma. Speaking to the Burmese president during talks at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Clinton said:
"In recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, the United States is taking the next step in normalising our commercial relationship,"
The Burmese speaker and likely future presidential candidate Shwe Mann told the BBC that reforms are “irreversible”.
"Our reforms are irreversible - our goal is still to build a multi-party democratic system and a market economy.”