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Anheuser ( Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc )
- Subject: Anheuser ( Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc )
- From: moe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:06:00
Subject: Anheuser ( Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc ) suspends beer exports to Burma
Friday April 25 5:49 PM EDT
Anheuser ( Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc ) suspends beer
exports to Burma
CHICAGO, April 25 (Reuter) - Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc confirmed Friday that it
exports of its Budweiser brand beer to Burma after the United States
government enacted trade
sanctions against the country.
"Anheuser-Busch suspended its exports of Budweiser to Burma April 22 when
the U.S. government
enacted trade sanctions," said Stephen Burrows, president and chief
operating officer of
Anheuser-Busch International Inc, a subsidiary of the St. Louis-based brewer.
"Budweiser had been exported for two years to the country without any
company investment or
employees working in Burma," he added in a statement.
Burma activists had said earlier that Anheuser had pulled out of that country.
On Tuesday the U.S. government announced a ban on new investment in Burma as
a protest against
human rights abuses by Rangoon's military government.