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Traders call for higher trade volumes with Thailand as deal ends

A special agreement for Myanmar to export maize to Thailand has ended, the government announced recently. The deal was initially signed last year after China imposed restrictions on its imports of maize. In search of new markets for its maize, Myanmar negotiated a deal with Thailand. “The timeframe for the exports of Myanmar maize to […]

MoU on rice exports signed with Yunnan Province government

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and government of Yunnan Province, China, signed a memorandum of understanding on the export of Myanmar rice and other crops to China on April 21. Under the agreement, Myanmar will be able to legally export crops such as rice as well as fisheries to China via the Muse border trade […]

Myanmar ups efforts to stem fall in rice exports

Myanmar’s rice exports have been falling over the past year, and the government is upping efforts to diversify its markets and reduce costs to better compete with other exporting countries. Myanmar exported 1.7 million tonnes of rice and broken rice worth US$ 578 million in between April and December last year, according to the Ministry […]

Myanmar at losing end in border trade disagreements: leaders

Myanmar must take steps to negotiate bilateral trade agreements with its neighbours to avoid volatility in border trade with China and India, as the consequent losses for locals can be huge. “There is currently no precise policy for border trade. Every country should have a policy to deal with trade disagreements and volatility. Right now, […]

The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

Rice and broken rice export hit 1.2million tonnes

The export volume of rice and broken rice hit 1.2 million tonnes as of the third week of January. Over 400,000 tonnes of rice and broken rice worth US$120million were exported through normal trade, whereas about 800,000 tonnes of rice and broken rice worth US$256million were exported via border trade camps, according to the figures […]

Sale of maize from northern Shan State to resume next month

The sale of maize produced in northern Shan State was suspended during the second week of December due to low demand from foreign countries, but will resume in mid-January, said maize merchants. The merchants are waiting for the fresh maize to produce and then, they will clear out all the stocks together with the fresh […]

World Bank – Analysis Of Farm Production Economics in Myanmar

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY MYANMAR: ANALYSIS OF FARM PRODUCTION ECONOMICS This report was prepared by the World Bank in partnership with the Livelihoods and Food Security Multi-Donor Trust Fund (LIFT). Both the World Bank and the LIFT are actively involved in supporting Myanmar’s agriculture sector given its significance in poverty reduction and food security, and they both […]