SGS supports Cambodian & Myanmar apparel sector

To support the apparel industry in Southeast Asia, SGS operates a laboratory in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and also provides garment inspection services in Myanmar. The Cambodian facility has the capability to perform product regulatory and quality testing like US CPSIA, EU REACH and others, in both physical and chemical testing, inspections and […]

Myanmar is the Latest Destination for Fast Fashion Producers

As Myanmar opens up after decades of isolation, cheap labor is drawing a rush of garment manufacturers to the former pariah state. [This article was originally published by Glammonitor. Just five years ago, Myanmar was isolated from the rest of the world. Considered a pariah state, the Southeast Asian nation was ruled with an iron […]

As China slows, can Myanmar benefit?

THE news out of China is about a “new normal” of slower economic growth – down to about 7 percent. But at the recently concluded 2015 Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) held in Singapore, the focus was on the growth potential of the 10 nations comprising the Association of the Southeast Asian […]

South Korea urged government to end labour protests

When Yangon labourers from five foreign-owned factories reeled out the picket lines and demanded a meagre pay boost at the end of January, their calls were initially dismissed. Two weeks later, however, the government shifted into overdrive to quell the demonstrations at the behest of the South Korean embassy, The Myanmar Times has learned. After […]

Myanmar, Cambodia seek investors for rice business

Two Southeast Asian countries not particularly known for large agricultural exports, Myanmar and Cambodia, have both declared that they want to participate in the global rice business by intensifying rice farming and milling across their respective countries with the help of foreign investors, including from the Middle East, China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. Myanmar […]

MAI Launches Charter Flights to South Korea

Myanmar Airways International (MAI), the country’s flag carrier, has started charter flight services to South Korea, making it the maiden charter flight service offered by the state-run airline, it announced. The charter flight, which will fly between South Korea’s Busan (Gimhae International Airport) and Yangon International Airport, was launched on February 21, Daw Aye Mra […]