Export earnings of jade more than triple

Export earnings for jade during the nine-month financial period from April to December of 2013 reached US$ 920 million (Ks 887.79 billion), according to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. This amount is more than a third larger than last year’s overall earnings (more than US$ 600 million). Export earnings for the 2012-2013 […]

Timber merchants, China must cooperate if export ban is to succeed

Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. As that date nears, the Myanmar Timber Merchants Association (MTMA) has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with government policymakers to avoid the illegal export of timber. […]