Myanmar to Upgrade Livestock and Fisheries Sector for More Export to EU Market

YANGON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will implement an upgrading program for the country’s livestock and fishery sector in cooperation with European Union (EU) and German state-owned organization GIZ, according to the ministry of agriculture, livestock and irrigation of Myanmar Friday. U Khin Maung Maw, a director general from Myanmar’s fishery department and Dr. Pefra […]

Swedish Court rules Against Importer of Myanmar Timber

Sweden has prosecuted an importer and trader of Myanmar teak under an European Union rule that bans placing illegal or high-risk wood on the EU market, according to information from the NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). An EIA statement yesterday announced that a Swedish Forest Agency investigation found Almtra Nordic could not demonstrate who had […]

Myanmar Rice Market Encounters Challenges

The Myanmar rice market is being faced with many challenges in its attempt to enter the highly competitive international market. Concerted efforts need to be exerted by all the stakeholders who are engaged in supply chain and the officials concerned to maintain a stable price, to make a profit for those who are participating including […]

Myanmar looks to FDI boost

LEADING businessmen in Myanmar’s manufacturing industry expect a surge in foreign investment as the country welcomes a newly elected government, saying it would be warmly welcomed as it would help strengthen local competitiveness. In an interview with The Nation, Zaw Min Win, chairman of Myanmar Industries Association, said he foresees influx of foreign investment in […]

New export strategy puts spotlight on rice, EU market

Myanmar is aiming to revive its status as a major rice exporter with a new national export strategy that puts the grain at the top of the list and targets the European Union as a prime market. The five-year strategy was unveiled on September 3 at a gathering of business leaders at the Yangon office […]

Sliding scale: Fish exports slip away

Fish industry exports are likely to fall further this year as both over-fishing and under-investment continues to bite, officials from the Myanmar Fishery Federation (MFF) warned. Although the easing of sanctions opened up EU and US markets to exports, the industry cannot make the necessary investments in fish processing and refrigeration that it needs if […]