Despite Limited Scope, Foreign Alcohol Flux Sends Shivers Through Industry

After a quiet campaign against reselling imported foreign alcohol, the government announced an easing of restrictions from the new fiscal year, which starts in April. However, there is still a great deal of uncertainty over the future of the foreign alcohol in Myanmar. Foreign liquor is still unavailable at supermarkets. The country’s leading chain CityMart […]

Permits to import wine, spirits due by end of year, official says

Wine is at the top of the list for granting official import permits for foreign-made alcohol and the permits should be granted by the end of the year, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce’s Directorate of Trade. He said official permits for importing foreign liquor would also be ready by the […]

Fee increase hits Yangon liquor sellers

Liquor businesspeople may be reaching for the bottle for consolation after Yangon Region’s decision to raise the annual licence fees that shops and manufacturers must pay to operate. Fees will significantly increase for a range of different liquor manufacturers and sellers after legislation was passed on September 1, with licences for beer manufacturers increasing the […]

Presidential office reforms new investment commission

The Presidential office of Myanmar has reformed a new Myanmar Investment Commission by issuing notification number 42/2013 on May 3. An 11-member commission was reformed with Win Shein as chairman, Dr. Kan Zaw as secretary, Thuya Thaung Lwin as joint secretary and Win Tun, Zayar Aung, Dr. Tun Shin, Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Nyunt Tin, […]