Mifan not Htamin: Rice Bags Must be Printed in Chinese

Legal exports of rice to China must include rice bags printed in Chinese language, according to an official from the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). The export of rice occurs mainly through the Muse border, where legal exports have recently started, but most rice passes through unsanctioned and illegal trade routes. According to the an agreement […]

China lobbies to legalise rice trade

The world’s most populous nation is increasing its imports of Myanmar rice each year, but from Beijing’s point of view the imports are illegal as there is no sanitary and phyto-sanitary agreement on rice standards between the two countries. China’s commercial attaché at its Yangon embassy visited the Myanmar Rice Federation’s (MRF) office on July […]

Myanmar sees dramatic rise in timber smuggling, official says

Yangon – Myanmar seized more than 15,000 tonnes of illegally harvested timber in the first two months of this fiscal year, a tenfold increase over the same period last year, a government official said Thursday. The figures were revealed less than a month after the country announced plans to reduce its output of processed teak […]

Police Close Chinese Marriage-Fixing Agency on Myanmar-China Border

YANGON — Burmese and Chinese police cooperated last week to close down a bride matching agency of Chinese man, who illegally attempted to arrange marriages between Burmese women and Chinese men, a senior police official said. Khin Maung Hla, deputy police superintendent of the Special Anti-Human Trafficking Police Unit in Naypyidaw, said the Chinese suspect, […]