SGS supports Cambodian & Myanmar apparel sector

To support the apparel industry in Southeast Asia, SGS operates a laboratory in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and also provides garment inspection services in Myanmar. The Cambodian facility has the capability to perform product regulatory and quality testing like US CPSIA, EU REACH and others, in both physical and chemical testing, inspections and […]

Beans and pulses exports damaged but not stopped by floods

The flow of beans and pulses exports will continue even if volumes are reduced by recent devastating floods, according to U Min Ko Oo, secretary of the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association. The Myanmar Rice Federation has suspended rice exports until mid-September to assist local consumers and prevent a price spike, though […]

Competition and Hesitant Investors Put Brakes on Myanmar’s Rice Industry

Burma’s ambition to become a major rice exporter again is facing numerous hurdles, not least of which is the problem of oversupply in the world market. Domestic media reported last week that Burma’s export earnings have already slumped about US$100 million so far in this financial year because of weaker harvests caused by poor weather. […]