Yangon Car Showrooms Suffer from Policy Vacuum

​​ Since April 1, 2016, showrooms have been unable to import new cars for personal use, because the government in April told township officials in Yangon to stop issuing import recommendation letters, which are necessary to bring cars into the city for individual use. For almost a year since the halt, not much has changed […]

Auto Industry Firm Against Adopting Singaporean System

Amid the ongoing struggle to rein in the number of cars in traffic-choked Yangon, dealers are already criticising what they believe may be the authorities’ latest scheme for keeping new cars out. The regional government, which sets the policy, has yet to confirm that they will introduce a system of Certificates of Entitlement (COE), similar to that […]

Policy silence hits car import demand

The market for imported luxury cars has been severely damaged by the government’s failure to provide direction on its import policy, according to showroom managers. Showrooms have been unable to import new cars for personal use, because the government in April told township officials in Yangon to stop issuing import recommendation letters, which are necessary […]