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Budweiser Pulled Out From Burma

Budweiser  Suspended Export Beer to Burma
CHICAGO, April 25 (Reuter) - Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc confirmed Friday that it
suspended 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. 

17:39 04-25-97