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Toyota sees rising demand despite inability to issue Yangon license

Toyota Motors is seeing demand rise for its imported automobiles despite the inability to issue Yangon license plates allowing car owners to legally park in the notoriously congested city. The Japanese car maker yesterday launched the new Toyota Rush in Myanmar, where it hopes to sell up to 80 new units of the Rush within […]

Ford to Locally Distribute New, Cheaper Cars With Yangon License Plates

Ford’s new assembly plant in Yangon, officially launched on July 21, will enable the US car maker to sell two new models at lower prices. As they will be assembled and distributed locally, customers will be able to obtain Yangon license plates for the cars. Located at the East Dagon Industrial Zone, the new Ford […]

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 […]

Showroom owners call for clear automobile import policy

Confusion over car import policy could put off foreign investors, showroom owners are warning. They say investors who want to introduce new vehicles are unable to do so because of frequent changes in the rules. Partly as a means of reducing traffic congestion in Yangon, the last government required importers to prove they had enough space […]

Toyota dealers nudge buyers toward choosing new cars

Toyota dealers trying to sell new vehicles are hamstrung by thebrand’s success in Myanmar, which has left a huge pool of used cars for buyers to choose from. Second-hand Toyotas are the vehicles of choice in much of Myanmar, and people rarely buy used cars from other brands. But this popularity means that the toughest […]