15 days for regional investment commissions to assess applications

The Myanmar Investment Commission will retain the power to approve or reject applications for tax incentives. Regional and state investment commissions are given 15 working days to review an application once they have accepted a submission from an investor, according to Notification No 25/2017 released by the Myanmar Investment Commission. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) […]

Economic sanctions can no longer power Myanmar’s democratic transition, US ambassador says

US Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel yesterday defended the decision to purge the sanctions list, referring to the embargoes as no longer politically expedient and a constraint on trade between the two countries. “The cost of maintaining sanctions is greater than that of easing the sanctions,” he said, adding that the decision had been thoroughly […]

Myanmar kicks off investment law modernisation

Until March 26, the Myanmar government will welcome civil society consultations on a new investment law, which will combine the Myanmar Citizens Investment Law and the Foreign Investment Law. Titled “The Investment Law of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar”, the law was drafted in cooperation with the World Bank’s financial arm, the International […]