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Cattle pens needed to lower costs for China overland trade

The government should set up suitable holding pens for cattle on the Myanmar side that will help lower the costs of transportation for the overland cross-border trade with China. Currently, China buys one million head of cattle from Myanmar on a quota system with discussions over an agreement ensuring more stable demand being held. Points […]

Fresh milk producers face competition from imported condensed milk

The Myanmar dairy industry has been growing over the past few years as access to electricity, which is essential for the development of the sector, improves, U Khin Maung Win, chair Myanmar Livestock Federation, told The Myanmar Times. “We started selling milk in 2006 and demand has not stopped growing since then. More and more […]

Mandalay poultry growers warn of problems from high costs

The country’s poultry industry could face serious trouble caused by high production costs, according to the Mandalay Region Livestock Breeding Federation. U Myint Oo, vice chair of the federation, said the price of chicks and feed remain high, although they declined slightly at the start of the month. “Production costs are higher than the price […]

Illicit export of pigs from Thailand to Myanmar rampant

The swine industry is in a difficult time, given what is happening in the region and the impact those developments caused, an industry leader said. U Zaw Myo Tun, joint secretary from Myanmar Livestock Federation said that China decided to end imports from Vietnam, due to a territory dispute at sea, and Japan stopped the […]

Chinese investors mull expansion plans in Myanmar

Chinese investors have been showing keener interest to do business with Myanmar. At the China (Dezhou) Myanmar Economic Trade and Investment Cooperation Seminar on Monday, during which Chinese firms sought business partners in Myanmar for the purposes of trade and investment, Li Lian Jun, chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), said firms are […]

China to import cattle from Myanmar

The Myanmar government and the China’s Yunan province are planning to finalise an agreement to export cattle to meet rising demand in the Chinese market. China’s beef consumption is 8.4 million tonnes per year, according to Beijing. Beijing is expected to allow 14 beef-exporting countries into its domestic market. Myanmar is most likely to be […]

Dutch De Heus sets up $16m feed plant in Myotha

Animal feed firm De Heus announced the launch of its second production site in Myanmar on Tuesday, taking the overall investment in the country to more than US$30 million. This feed plant in Mandalay, combined with the Yangon facility, will enable the Netherlands-based company to tap into the growing demand in both upper and lower […]

Poultry Farmers Want Gov’t to Limit Chicken Imports

Local poultry farmers want government to limit the import of chickens in order to keep local farmers competitive, according to the Myanmar Poultry Business Association. “We don’t want local businesspeople to suffer. Foreign chicken imports should be limited. If Myanmar imports too much, the local market will get affected. I intend to protect this,” Dr […]

Illicit Fish and Meat Flooding over Thai Border

Fish, prawns and chicken meat are being smuggled over the border in shipping containers from Thailand, according to a letter of complaint from the Kayin State Fisheries Association to the Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF). “Prices of chicken and fish are high in Myanmar but prices outside of the country are low. There are containers coming […]

Myanmar Trade and Business Association List

We get alot of questions about what are the various business and trade associations other than UMFCCI that a foreign investor should know about. Appended below is the list that we recommend: Myanmar Gems & Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association     29,Min Ye Kyaw Swar Rd.,Ward (8),LMDW 218451, 2300159   Association of Myanmar Architects [AMA]     Ward (9),HLG 519673~76 […]