Need to reduce consumption rises as fuel imports surge

As fuel can be imported freely from overseas, the volume and value of fuel imports into Myanmar is expected to rise this year compared to last year, U Khin Maung Lwin, Assistant Secretary from the Ministry of Commerce, told The Myanmar Times. “Gasoline has been allowed to be imported regularly into Myanmar. As the private […]

MPU-Payment System for Licences to Roll Out

A Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) system for trade-related payments between the Ministry of Commerce and traders involved in export and import has been recently finalised, according to U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary at the ministry. “It is mainly for payment of licence fees to the Ministry of Commerce. Currently, [businesspersons] have to go to […]

U.S. Urges Myanmar Nationals to Work Harder to Get Off Sanctions List

The U.S. is urging Myanmar nationals hit with economic sanctions to work harder to remove themselves from the blacklist, a move that could enable American businesses to access a wider network of contacts in the quickly opening country. The list—administered by the U.S. Treasury department—freezes the assets of around 200 individuals, companies and other entities […]