Govt to continue fight against illegal timber

The government is planning further crackdowns on the illegal timber trade in northern Myanmar, a senior government official says, and also plans to reduce legal logging in the coming years. In April 2014, the government banned exports of raw timber to encourage job creation, maximise the value of forestry resources and help to conserve Myanmar’s […]

Myanmar and China to crack down on illegal timber trade

The Myanmar and Chinese authorities plan to crack down on illegal timber trading routes along their long mutual border. The decision was made at a meeting attended by senior officials from the forestry ministries of the two countries held at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on January 13. U Pyae Sone Oo, […]

Priority items chosen for National Export Strategy

In developing the country’s trade sector through an export-led growth model, six products and one service have been chosen as priorities for Myanmar’s National Export Strategy, according to the national consultant responsible for the strategy. “The priority export items have been chosen based on two criteria. One is its potential given the current trading situation, […]

Myanmar allows more Asian firms to produce wood products and foodstuff

YANGON—Firms from Thailand, Hong Kong, India and Singapore will make a joint effort with their Myanmar counterparts to produce advanced wood products and foodstuffs in accordance with the Foreign Investment Law, reports say. The production processes will be implemented in Dagon Seikkan and Hlaingthayar industrial zones in Yangon Region, and in Katha Township of Sagaing […]