Tax hike on auto imports ‘not right solution’: merchants

Japanese used cars being imported across the Thaungyin River. Myanmar merchants on the Myawady border with Thailand complain that a pending increase in tax on imported vehicles is negatively impacting ordinary people. The border point has seen a rise in vehicle imports this month after the government declared it would increase vehicle import taxes from […]

Thai coup delays car imports to Myanmar

Around 1,000 cars of different brands are waiting to be imported as border trade remains limited due to Thailand’s political situation. The Thai-Myanmar friendship bridge crosses the Thaungyin River which marks the border between the two countries. Since a military coup, border trade has been limited to basic commodities and only at certain hours of […]