Myanmar rice exports may not be impacted by floods: official

Heavy rains and flooding since mid-July in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region, Shan State and Kachin State have destroyed more than 24,000 hectares of paddy fields but the country’s exports may not be affected significantly. This was the message of the general secretary of the Myanmar Rice Federation, according to a report by, which follows the […]

China lobbies to legalise rice trade

The world’s most populous nation is increasing its imports of Myanmar rice each year, but from Beijing’s point of view the imports are illegal as there is no sanitary and phyto-sanitary agreement on rice standards between the two countries. China’s commercial attaché at its Yangon embassy visited the Myanmar Rice Federation’s (MRF) office on July […]