Burmese business leaders say stiffer sanctions against the military-ruled country could ruin the private sector.
The Burmese Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry condemned a recent U.N. report urging the global body to take tougher measures to press for reform.
The Burma business group said such measures could cost the country thousands of jobs.
The September report by former Czech president Vaclav Havel and retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu said conditions in Burma were far worse than those in seven other nations, including Afghanistan and Rwanda, where the UN had taken action.
US officials have said they want to bring Burma before the Security Council to find ways of pressing the junta to reform.
Information for this report is provided by AP.