Digital tech slowly seeping into Myanmar, but still a long way to go

Myanmar is trying to learn the ropes of recent advances in digitization that ease the often frustrating burden of manual, paper-based administrative and business procedures. The country’s first digital customs management system, the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System, was launched on Nov. 15 at the customs offices near the Port of Yangon, the largest trading […]

Traders Face Teething Problems Using New Customs System

Exporters and importers are encountering issues with Yangon’s new automated customs system, but are hoping the problems will be sorted out soon. The customs department finished a trial run of the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) on November 3, which threw up a variety of IT issues that MACCS director U Win Thant said the department […]

Survey to be conducted on taxis licensed outside of Yangon

A survey will be conducted for taxis operating in Yangon with licenses from other towns starting in December, said Dr. Maung Aung, the secretary of the Yangon Transport Authority. There are many taxis with licenses from towns other than Yangon, such as Bago and Pathein. The taxi survey will be carried out in cooperation with […]

Automated system available in border trade camps by 2018

The Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) is planned for use in border trade camps by 2018, according to the Customs Department. To facilitate trade, MACCS was launched at international ports, Yangon Airport International Cargo Terminal and Thilawa Special Economic Zone operations starting on 12thNovember. This will now be extended to border areas. The automated […]

Automated cargo system to be adopted by customs department

The Myanmar Automatic Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) is slated to launch on 12th November by the Myanmar Customs Department. The new system is expected to help Myanmar meet its obligations, as a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to implement a single window system that allows traders to submit regulatory paperwork through […]

Automation Comes to Yangon Customs Processes

The customs department’s new automated cargo clearance system, which will replace a host of headache-inducing manual processes, has finished a three-month test run and will go live across the Yangon area on November 12. The trial period for the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) officially ended on October 31, and the customs department has already […]

New customs system scheduled for November

The government aims to have an automated cargo clearance system adopted by all customs departments in Yangon by November, before possibly extending the program to the country’s land border points, an official has told The Myanmar Times. The Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) is being rolled out between August and October, and will make moving […]

JICA to Help Gov’t Modernise Customs Dept

The Myanmar Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are going to implement a technical cooperation project in a bid to modernise Myanmar’s customs and introduce an automated cargo clearance system. With an expected rise in trade volume in near future, Myanmar Customs is trying to upgrade its decades-old […]