13619--as well as the 2003 BFDA and the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act.
As indicated in the determination, Deputy Secretary Burns had the authority to issue the determination pursuant to Section 3(b) of the BFDA and Section 9 of E.
Jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, or articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, or any other activity prohibited by Section 3A of the BFDA, as amended by Section 6 of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act; and
Both the 2003 BFDA and the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act contain specific import restrictions in addition to the general prohibition on the import of products described above.
On November 15, 2012, Deputy Secretary Burns issued a determination waiving the import restrictions in Section 3(a) of the BFDA, including Section 3(a)(2) that banned the import of Burmese goods from select entities (see Table 6 below).
The scope of the waiver of Section 3(a)(2) of the BFDA is uncertain.
opposition to IFI assistance to Burma required under Section 5 of the 2003 BFDA if the President determines to do so is in the national interest of the United States.
Section 9(b) of the BFDA requires Congress annually to renew the general import ban contained in Section 3(a)(1).
Although the Obama Administration waived the general import ban contained in Section 3(a)(1) of the BFDA on November 15, 2012 (see "General Import Restrictions" above), previous actions by the White House would indicate that it wishes the underlying sanction to remain in place.