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Laws to protect intellectual property, encourage business in the works

Businesses in Myanmar still rely on outdated colonial-era laws enacted by the British more than one hundred years ago to protect intellectual property (IP) rights. The encourage growth, draft laws are being formulated in the Hluttaw to update the country’s regulations covering IP rights, copy right law, industrial law, patents and trademarks for enactment. To […]

Myanmar bamboo growers rising steadily

Myanmar bamboo farmers are experiencing renewed growth as more people become interested in the business, according to the leader of a local bamboo business organisation. U Kyaw Thu, chairman of the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association, said that a few years ago there were only traditional bamboo farms in Kawhmu and Kungyangon in Yangon […]

Furniture expos to take place next year locally and abroad

A Series of exhibitions to display Myanmar’s furniture products are planned to take place next year at home and abroad for the purpose of seeking new business opportunities for Myanmar’s wood-based furniture products. Organized by the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association, value-added furniture will be displayed for sale at trade events not only in […]

Bamboo Shortage Strikes as Demand Rises

Local bamboo enterprises are facing a lack of bamboo for use as a raw material as demand for finished bamboo products has risen locally and abroad. There are very few local bamboo farms and bamboos produced from those farms are often exported to foreign countries. This is the reason why bamboo raw materials are rare […]