Frequently Asked Questions
Is jadeite from Myanmar (Burma) banned from the United States?
Jadeite from Myanmar (formerly Burma) is no longer banned in the United States as of 2016. From 2008 to 2016, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act prohibited U.S. imports of jadeite and ruby from Myanmar. The ban did not apply to gems imported for personal use or prevent U.S. sales of Burmese gems already in the U.S.