Smuggled cigarettes, alcohol beat the ban

Fake or untaxed alcohol and tobacco products are flooding the market as the Ministry of Commerce and importers face an impasse over planned import reform, industry sources say. The Internal Revenue Department announced early this month that it would crackdown on untaxed, illegally imported and sometimes fake goods that are freely available at wholesale markets […]

Myanmar to import 500 tonnes of petrol from Thailand

MYAWADY – Aung Nan Thar Company has been given official permission to import up to 500 tonnes of petrol across the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge after ferry services were suspended in January this year. Border authorities have cracked down on petrol smuggling across the Thaungyin or Moei River, but this has not stopped traffickers resorting to […]