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Section: Business News - Mae Sot's gems trade has been hit hard by a US law banning imports from Burma but it's trying to make a comeback, the Bangkok Post reports.
Local efforts are being made to restore the sparkle and vibrancy to the sluggish trade in gemstones in Mae Sot district.
Yupaporn Laohachai, the 31-year-old owner of Kangwan Sophon Gems shop, displays a piece of jewellery adorned with quartz crystals at the recent Super Sparkle jewellery fair in Tak's Mae Sot district.
The gem trade here has been hit by the economic slump while a US law banning imports of gemstones from Burma has affected the circulation of precious stones in the district.
Recently, an annual gems fair was organised …