Myanmar renews SEZ push

Myanmar’s special economic zones (SEZs) are a central part of a revitalised economic strategy in which increased manufacturing activity will play a key role. And breathing renewed life and energy into stagnant or stalled SEZs has moved to the top of the government’s agenda. “SEZs promote the transfer of technology, encourage infrastructure development and attract […]

Myanmar-Thai illegal border trade booming

Illegal trade along the Myanmar-Thai border appears to be booming after quadrupling in only one month, according to sources from the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar illegally imports consumables such as alcoholic beverages, food stuffs, confectionaries as well as electronics, mobile phones and petrol at a total value of US$ 132 million. Illegal imports by far […]