IP protection for a better mango

Trademark protection is in the works for Myanmar’s famous sein ta lone [diamond] mangos, according to Mandalay Mango Association chair Daw Than Than Swe. The fruit has been exported since 2006, but only began catching on in foreign markets around 2011. Sein ta lone mangos are growing in popularity overseas – one food reviewer from […]

Website launched for SMEs to access foreign markets

A new website ‘’myanmarsmelink.com’’ has been launched to provide local small- and medium-sized enterprises access to regional and international corporations. “The SME owners can express their needs on the website, for example: capital, technology or investors. In this way they can seek a partnership. The website is free of charge,” said an official at the […]

Myanmar needs modernized rice mills, says industry association

The Myanmar Rice Millers Association (MRMA) has stressed the need for setting up modernized rice milling units in the country to be able to increase exports of high-quality 5 percent broken rice, according to local sources. The MRMA noted that Myanmar’s high-quality 5 percent broken rice (locally known as tann myint) has huge demand from […]