Retailers push for beer and liquor imports

Frequent customer requests for foreign beer and liquor are leading members of the Myanmar Retailers Association to push for government permission to begin legal imports. Opinion is divided on whether local substitutes are up to the job of replacing foreign tipple.Photo:StaffOpinion is divided on whether local substitutes are up to the job of replacing foreign […]

Flow to start on legal wine imports

Wine importers are preparing for the restart of legal flows of foreign tipple after the government unveiled a procedure to allow imports. The Ministry of Commerce issued a notification in mid-March that they will give permission on wine imports, and potential importers say they are now wading through the paperwork to allow them to begin […]

Permits to import wine, spirits due by end of year, official says

Wine is at the top of the list for granting official import permits for foreign-made alcohol and the permits should be granted by the end of the year, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce’s Directorate of Trade. He said official permits for importing foreign liquor would also be ready by the […]

Government to charge wine distributor

Executives of wine importer Premium Distribution will stand trial and face a possible prison term after a government investigation revealed the company was unable to produce an import licence for about 80,000 bottles of wine stored at its warehouse in Yangon, officials said. On December 4, a task force from the Ministry of Commerce raided […]