FDA Opens Investigation into Nearly a Dozen Coffee Factories

RANGOON — Burma’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation into nearly a dozen coffee factories in Rangoon over rumors of malpractice. A joint committee formed last year by multiple local organizations—such as the FDA, Consumer Protection Association, Consumers Union and City Development Committee—made a surprise visit on Saturday to 11 coffee factories […]

Foreign wine imports to hit Myanmar’s shelves

Wine suppliers are distributing foreign brands into the local market legally for the first time after the Ministry of Commerce opened the door to imported wine earlier this year, though only a handful of companies have so far been licenced, industry sources said. U Tin Ye Win, a commerce ministry director in Nay Pyi Taw, […]

Building Indian pharma links

Dr Zaw Moe Khine specialises in importing medicine. Myanmar does not produce most varieties it needs, and so Dr Zaw Moe Khine looks abroad to places like India for sources. A large export industry is established in India, and its players are keen on supplying foreign markets, like Myanmar. “Indian companies have their own factories, […]