Illicit Fish and Meat Flooding over Thai Border

Fish, prawns and chicken meat are being smuggled over the border in shipping containers from Thailand, according to a letter of complaint from the Kayin State Fisheries Association to the Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF). “Prices of chicken and fish are high in Myanmar but prices outside of the country are low. There are containers coming […]

Foreign Firms Tap Myanmar Meat Market

Meat exporters from the United States, Brazil and Japan are looking to export quality meat to Myanmar and their representatives are in talks with Myanmar’s Meat Industry Board, according to Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF). “The United States is set to exempt tariffs on fishery or garment exports from our country and we will also have […]

Stock standards: papermarkers face international competition

A lack of locally produced high quality paper means printers are heavily dependent on imported stock, dealers say – although strong demand may allow the country to learn from industry leaders like Indonesia over the next few years. With paper consumption high in Myanmar, consumers of imported paper tend to focus more on price than […]

Yangon appraisals fixed for property transaction taxes

Transaction taxes on Yangon property will become harder to avoid beginning October 1st as authorities complete a city-wide assessment of neighbourhood values, according to Yangon Regional Revenue Department officials. The moves comes in an attempt to combat buyers claiming an artificially low value for their home purchases in order to avoid paying a transaction tax […]