Marine cargo insurance available

The Myanmar Insurance Business Supervisory Board has announced that it will allow private companies to offer marine cargo insurance. Dr Maung Maung Thein, chairman of the board, said: “Now private insurance companies have got experience we will allow them to deliver new insurance services.” Since its inception, the board has allowed six types of insurance: […]

Export Strategy Draft Complete, Awaits Parliamentary Approval

Myanmar’s long-awaited National Export Strategy (NES) has been drafted and is awaiting parliamentary approval, said Daw Thida Win Htay, assistant director of the Department of Export Development. The drafting of the plan, which started in 2012, is a response to the need to increase exports by expanding market access for local producers and products, and […]

Fish Food Prices Increase as China Imports More Raw Materials

The local Fish Food Producers Association announced that it has decided to import food for fish and prawn rather than manufacturing locally, responding to a hike in local prices. Increasing demand for fish food raw materials from China has driven up the price of fish food over the past year. In June 2013, the price […]

Gov’t to Offer Up to $5k to Fish Breeders; Eyes the Elusive $700m from Exports

The government will offer loans of up to K5 million ($5,000) to breeders interested in entering the aquaculture industry in a bid to counteract the sliding domestic fishing industry and collapse in catch-sizes due to over fishing. The loan can now be used to offset prohibitive costs of brick or soil for fish tanks, which […]