Timber tender to feed domestic sawmills

Thoundsands of tonnes of timber will become available in Yangon and Mandalay Region as the government announced a large tender to process and export the already felled logs. The tender comes as Myanmar instituted rules on April 1 banning the export of unprocessed timber in a bid to develop a local sawmill industry. International importers […]

Doubts over log export ban

Experts say an export ban on raw timber that came into effect on April 1 could have a limited impact because of a lack of clarity from the government on how the ban would work in practice, as well as the effects of the conflict in Kachin State. This confusion could allow unscrupulous merchants to […]

Myanmar’s Logging Export Ban Aims to Protect Shrinking Forests

YANGON — Myanmar’s more than $6 billion trade in illegal timber has continued despite attempts to limit logging, according to a new report released by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and a logging export ban set to begin April 1 may not be enough to save the country’s shrinking forests. According to official figures, […]

Myanmar’s log export ban to hurt businessmen but help forests

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar will ban the export of raw timber logs from April 1, choking off profits in a sector that provided critical funding to the country’s former military rulers for decades, as a new reformist government steps up efforts to save forests. Myanmar has some of Asia’s largest remaining expanses of forests, from […]

Myanmar Trade and Business Association List

We get alot of questions about what are the various business and trade associations other than UMFCCI that a foreign investor should know about. Appended below is the list that we recommend: Myanmar Gems & Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association     29,Min Ye Kyaw Swar Rd.,Ward (8),LMDW 218451, 2300159   Association of Myanmar Architects [AMA]     Ward (9),HLG 519673~76 […]