Myeik hotel bidding ends amid concern over tender

Environmental groups have expressed concern over a recent tender for an ecotourism project in the Myeik Archipelago, warning that it should only go ahead if the government can ensure the winner properly adheres to environmental standards. The Forestry Department of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry invited local and foreign companies to bid for […]

Myanmar discusses lifting duty on rice exports to China

Myanmar is negotiating with Chinese officials to lift duty taxes on agricultural exports, including rice, bean, corn, and sesame, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar traders have had to resort to exporting rice in unnamed sacks to avoid the Chinese authorities’ quality controls. Some traders were arrested in April because China has not yet […]

Long delayed IP law undergoing legal review

: A law to regulate intellectual property – covering essential matters of copyright, design, trademarks and patents – could finally be passed later this year as the latest draft is now undergoing legal review before its submission to parliament. A strong IP law is considered vital to attracting foreign investors who might otherwise be concerned […]

UNIDO to Help Myanmar Marine Products Processors

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will help eight out of 116 marine products processing factories in Myanmar to process high-quality products for export to European Union and American markets, Tin Hla, adviser to Marine Products Processors and Exporters Association, told local media. Twenty out of 116 factories have already got the licence to […]