Gold and jewellery trade centres to open in three cities

Gold and jewellery trade centres will be opened in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw soon, said Planning and Finance Minister Kyaw Win on August 28. “We have already negotiated with various businessmen to open gold and jewellery trade centres, which will be open all year long. It will facilitate business for whatever they sell […]

Myanmar pulses market examined

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Commerce said that several strategies are being explored to restore the stability of Myanmar’s pulses market. The Myanmar pulses market was sent into disarray last month when India, the largest buyer, put severe restrictions on imported pulses in an attempt to protect the price of their own supply […]

Mon State Missing Out on Rubber Profits

MAWLAMYINE, Mon State — Mon State rubber, which accounts for nearly half of Myanmar’s production of rubber, loses hundreds of millions of kyats in rubber exports because it is unable to produce high-grade rubber and relies solely on the Chinese market for exports, according to Mon State minister for agriculture, livestock, transportation and communications U […]

How Genius Coffee cracked Myanmar’s premium export market

One of the main challenges facing Myanmar is developing its export trade. The majority of Myanmar’s exports are extractives and raw goods. But some of Myanmar’s most lucrative potential export markets need to produce more value-added high-quality goods. The Global New Light of Myanmar Daily Newspaper interviewed U Ngwe Tun, founder mof Aung Nay Lin […]

IP protection for a better mango

Trademark protection is in the works for Myanmar’s famous sein ta lone [diamond] mangos, according to Mandalay Mango Association chair Daw Than Than Swe. The fruit has been exported since 2006, but only began catching on in foreign markets around 2011. Sein ta lone mangos are growing in popularity overseas – one food reviewer from […]

Website launched for SMEs to access foreign markets

A new website ‘’myanmarsmelink.com’’ has been launched to provide local small- and medium-sized enterprises access to regional and international corporations. “The SME owners can express their needs on the website, for example: capital, technology or investors. In this way they can seek a partnership. The website is free of charge,” said an official at the […]

Myanmar needs modernized rice mills, says industry association

The Myanmar Rice Millers Association (MRMA) has stressed the need for setting up modernized rice milling units in the country to be able to increase exports of high-quality 5 percent broken rice, according to local sources. The MRMA noted that Myanmar’s high-quality 5 percent broken rice (locally known as tann myint) has huge demand from […]