Myanmar apparel exports may double by 2020

Myanmar’s apparel exports are expected to more than double to $4 billion by 2020 owing to the favourable government policies and low labour costs in the country, according to industry insiders. One of the reasons for this is the high wages and relatively higher cost of production in countries like Vietnam, India, China, and South […]

SMART Myanmar launches 2nd phase of European Union funded project

SMART Myanmar held a kick-off launch event on 19 January at the UMFCCI with approximately 200 guests from factories, embassies and other stakeholders, according to a press release on the 20 January. More than 200 guests gathered at the UMFCCI on Tuesday to listen to speeches by the Ambassador of the European Union, Mr. Roland […]

Garment code to boost buyers’ confidence

Garment industry manufacturers met with European Union company representatives on March 24 to talk over enacting an apparel industry Code of Conduct, a social compliance step that could placate international buyers. The roundtable discussion came as part of a weeklong study mission by an EU trade delegation of 16 brands, a press release said. Members […]