Thousands of car imports approved

A new government-led supervisory committee has released around 14,000 cars that had been held at Myanmar’s borders after an informal ban on vehicle imports was imposed last December. When the last vehicle import supervisory committee was disbanded at the end of last year, thousands of cars bound for Myanmar were held up, commerce minister U […]

Vehicle import supervisory committee to be restructured

A supervisory committee for motor vehicle imports will be abolished and restructured under the new government according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce. The nine-member committee, created by the former government, has beenresponsible for setting the rules and policies governing car imports. “Abolishing the committee is just an ordinary part of the transition. The […]

Commerce ministry losing patience with car centre closures

Defunct Yangon car sales centres are causing headaches for the Ministry of Commerce. Businesses are failing to formally report closures, leaving the ministry with an out-of-date registry on which two-thirds of listed sales centres no longer exist. ‘’Among some 190 Yangon sale centers 66 have closed but are still included on the Ministry of Commerce’s […]

Over 35,000 Parking Space Recommendations Issued in Nine Months

In the last nine months, 35,282 parking space recommendations, which proves that a car importer has sufficient space to park the car, have been issued, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Under a new law, introduced in January this year, an individual importer or a company who apply for a car import licence need a […]

Gridlock forces new car policies

New car import policies are being considered as the number of vehicles competing for space on Yangon’s archaic road network threatens to get out of hand. The chief of the Yangon Region Government’s car parking analysis group, U Myint Cho, said that urgent action is needed and that the supervisory committee will reconsider existing rules. […]

Car import business marred by fraudulent dealings

However, the chief of the unit, U Myint Cho, said the rate of importation had fallen from about 20,000 per month last year to the single-figure thousands this year. “From that point of view the system has been reasonably successful,” he said. Alarmed at the almost constant congestion that developed in Yangon following the liberalisation […]