Overland visits to Myanmar on the rise

MORE visitors to Myanmar are entering by land crossings, according to the country’s travel authorities. According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, about two million out of three million visitors entered the country through border gateways in 2014, as compared to 465,000 in 2012. In line with economic and political reforms, Myanmar began allowing […]

Smuggling Across Borders With China, Thailand Rising: Minister

YANGON — Minister of Commerce Win Myint has said that the volume of goods being smuggled across Myanmar’s borders with China and Thailand is on the rise, despite recent efforts by authorities to crackdown on the rampant, unregulated trade. “Because of an increase in smuggling the normal trade volume is going down,” Win Myint told […]

Customs claim Ks 140m of seizures

Within 10 days in early November, about Ks 140 million (US$140,000) worth of contraband, including garment-factory materials and bracelets assumed to be made from jade, were caught at airports, ports and borders, according to the Customs Department. At Yangon International Airport, approximately Ks 1.9 million worth of commodities were confiscated. In one case, Ks 1.5 […]