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Illegal trade more rampant than before, govt measures not effective

Government efforts to prevent illegal border trade have not been effective or sufficient and counterfeit goods are still being smuggled into the country. In fact, things are worse than before. “Illegal trade can’t be controlled. Illegal trade is worse than before even though measures were taken to reopen some of the border gates by the […]

Myanmar Tax Office: EOI for Individual Consultant-Translator cum, Interpreter for Medium Taxpayer Office, Internal Revenue Department (IRD), Yangon, Closing Date: 30 April 2018.

REOI No: MPFMp/A-C324 Closing Date: 30 April 2018 The project is seeking to recruit a national Translator cum Interpreter to support its work in the area of modernization of its tax functions. The translation services is to assist the IRD in translating documents from English to Myanmar and from Myanmar to English documents, and interpretation […]

Mandalay approves investments exceeding K1.4 billion

The Mandalay Region Investment Committee has approved over K1.4 billion in investments since the Myanmar Investment Law was approved in October 2016, U Thike Htoon, assistant director at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said on Monday. The investments were approved for the first time after the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) established Region […]

Timber auctions temporarily suspended as illegal trading rises

Auctions for timber rejected by the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE), which are conducted by the Forest Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, have been suspended since December 29, ministry officials confirmed. The auctions, which are typically held across the regions and states, have been temporarily suspended in an attempt to control […]

Myanmar tackles food safety in bid to boost agricultural exports

MYANMAR plans to improve food safety in a bid to boost agricultural exports and extract more value from a sector that accounts for 38 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. Ye Tint Tun, director general of the Department of Agriculture, said exports of agricultural products made up 23 per cent of Myanmar’s export […]

Export Strategy Draft Complete, Awaits Parliamentary Approval

Myanmar’s long-awaited National Export Strategy (NES) has been drafted and is awaiting parliamentary approval, said Daw Thida Win Htay, assistant director of the Department of Export Development. The drafting of the plan, which started in 2012, is a response to the need to increase exports by expanding market access for local producers and products, and […]

Long delayed IP law undergoing legal review

: A law to regulate intellectual property – covering essential matters of copyright, design, trademarks and patents – could finally be passed later this year as the latest draft is now undergoing legal review before its submission to parliament. A strong IP law is considered vital to attracting foreign investors who might otherwise be concerned […]

Myanmar Govt Plans 30,000 New Affordable Homes in Yangon

YANGON — The Myanmar government’s housing department is planning to build 30,000 new low-cost homes in townships on the outskirts of the country’s largest city, an official said Wednesday. Moe Thida, assistant director of the planning division at the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development—part of the Ministry of Construction—said the department was putting […]