Ministry Puts Stranglehold on New Pick-Up and Van Imports

The Ministry of Com­merce has tight­ened their rules and regulations for importing commercial vehicles, spe­cifically pick-ups and vans with engines under 660 cc and weighing less than a ton. In June 2016, the Minis­try of Commerce restrict­ed Myanmar distributors from importing a range of commercial vehicles three times per month to only one per month. […]

Car Dealers Call for Consignment Plan

The Vice President of Myanmar Automo­bile Manufacturers and Distributor Associa­tion (MAMDA) has called for an effective consign­ment scheme to be im­posed on automobile im­ports. A traditional automo­bile consignment scheme is a credit system that eases the financial burden placed of the importer by collecting payment for the car only after the vehicle is sold to […]

Showroom owners call for clear automobile import policy

Confusion over car import policy could put off foreign investors, showroom owners are warning. They say investors who want to introduce new vehicles are unable to do so because of frequent changes in the rules. Partly as a means of reducing traffic congestion in Yangon, the last government required importers to prove they had enough space […]

MAMDA Eyes to Organise Standalone Auto Traders

The Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association (MAMDA) has opened a regional sub association for Yangon region in a bid to develop a more organised auto trading sector with the participation of the public. Although many people in Myanmar engage in auto dealing as middlemen, only a few are fully informed about the fast changing […]