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Cattle pens needed to lower costs for China overland trade

The government should set up suitable holding pens for cattle on the Myanmar side that will help lower the costs of transportation for the overland cross-border trade with China. Currently, China buys one million head of cattle from Myanmar on a quota system with discussions over an agreement ensuring more stable demand being held. Points […]

Trade deficit continues to narrow as exports accelerate

The trade deficit for the first four months of the 2018-19 fiscal year, which starts in October and ends in September, has declined with imports increasing at a slower pace compared to the same period of last fiscal year. According to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce, trade volume for the period up to […]

Myanmar seeks new export markets for local cattle

Myanmar will seek new foreign markets to which it can export cattle, said Daw Tin Nwe Yee, a deputy director from the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. “We are working on exporting to India through Tamu-Moreh border trading point and will continue to legalise new routes,” she […]

Cattle exports to China show good promise, official says

Magwe Region exports some 25,000 head of cattle a year to China, according to the region and veterinary officials. U Maung Maung Soe Oo, director of Magwe’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, said 252 shipments of cattle were sent to China in the 12 months ending in October this year. Statistics also showed that 280 […]

Myanmar to send commercial attaches to more countries

IN A BID to boost trade with foreign countries, Myanmar will appoint new commercial attaches in more countries in the coming months, said a government official. Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary and spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce, said the ministry is currently training some officials to be sent to foreign countries which have strong […]

Pasteurized milk still sour business for cattle farmers

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers from Ayeyarwady Region’s Hinthada Township are forced to stick with solely producing yogurt and other milk products, for want of pasteurized milk, as required machinery costs are reportedly unaffordable. The town of Hinthada boasts approximately a hundred cattle farmers who collectively produced roughly 4,000 viss (6,400 kilograms) of milk […]