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No takers for gem-trading licences

No one has applied for licences to trade raw and finished gems at Mandalay’s Kyauk Wine gem market, where thousands of people trade daily, said U Maung Maung Shein, deputy general manager of Myanmar Gems Enterprise (Mandalay). Under the gems law, merchants can apply for three kinds of licences, and no one has applied for […]

Illegal jade trade still thriving despite mining suspension

Myanmar jade is still being smuggled across the border to China in large quantities despite the government having suspended new licences for two years now, U Zaw Bo Khant, vice chair of the Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association said at a gems forum last week. That implies the existence of a large and illegal […]

Parliament passes gemstone bill amid criticism

Myanmar’s parliament has passed a controversial bill governing the gemstone sector, paving the way to restart the licensing of mining companies after a two-year moratorium. Upon taking office in 2016, the National League for Democracy-led administration suspended issuing new or extension of existing gemstone licences pending a governance review intended to clean up the sector. […]

Myanmar continues efforts to generate international demand for local gems

The Second Yangon International Gems and Jewelry Fair is set to take place in Yangon’s Lotte Hotel from January 9 to 13, according to the Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association The association is organising the event in the hopes of developing the gems and jewellery trade in the country, penetrating international markets, and developing cooperation […]

Myanmar to hold raw gems, jade fair

Myanmar will hold special sale of raw gems and jade in local currency Kyat in Nay Pyi Taw on Nov. 12-17, the Information Ministry said on Wednesday. Only local licensed and authorized buyers are allowed to attend the six-day fair, aiming to provide more raw materials to the country’s finished gem industry, promote development of […]

Myanmar’s state-owned enterprises show how much reform is still needed

NOTHING has been made in the engine factory in Thagaya, in the south of Myanmar, since April last year. Yet around 350 employees still turn up each day. In 2016 government-owned factories like this one made a loss of more than $200m. When Myanmar moved from military dictatorship to a form of democracy, its new […]

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Central Committee for Holding Myanma Gems Emporium , The Information on Fifty-Fifth Myanma Gems Emporium 2018.

1. The significant Fifty-Fifth Myanma Gems Emporium will be held on June 20 to 29 , 2018 at Maniradana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw . 2. Rough jade, rough gems, cut and polished gemstones, jewelries, jade carvings , gold and silver wares and gemstone pictures will be sold in Euro currency at the Emporium. […]

Myanmar’s elusive gift from god

Ever since I was a little girl I had dreamed of going to Myanmar’s famed ruby mines of Mogok. My father was a gems dealer and I would spend hours watching him cut and polish the raw stones until they sparkled. Yet however much I nagged, he always refused to teach me the trade. “Gems […]

Mid-Year Gems And Jewellery Emporium-2016 Crowded With Traders

Local and foreign merchants visited the mid-year Gems and Jewellery Emporium for 2016 yesterday at Maniyadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw, evaluating the lots and gems and jades. More than 300 lots of gems will be sold today through the open tender system and more than 130 lots will be sold through competitive bidding. […]

Open Tender for Gems, Jade & Pearl at 53rd Myanmar Gems Emporium. Registration start 1st June 2016.

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Central Committee for Holding Myanma Gems Emporium The Announcement of Fifty-Third Myanmar Gems Emporium Under the supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Central Committee for Holding Myanma Gems […]