The U.S. imposed trade sanctions against the Myanmar military government in July 2003. This action damaged Myanmar's garment industry in particular. This paper concludes that the sanctions' impact was inflicted disproportionately on small- and medium-sized domestic private firms and their workers.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.