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New retail directive well-received, but raises unanswered questions

Myanmar has taken pains to liberalise its economy and draw foreign investors to become more competitive. Over the past two years, it has rolled out major new legislation including the Condominium Law, Investment Law and Companies Law. This year, it released two new directives opening up the education and retail sectors to full foreign ownership, […]

Govt Sticks to Courageous Target as Myanmar Slips Down in World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings

Myanmar is in fact slipping further away from the govt’s target of reaching top 100 in the Doing Business index by 2020. It remains to be seen how Nay Pyi Taw could deliver this commitment. DESPITE the fact that Myanmar has fallen one place last year in the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings, Nay Pyi […]

Stakeholders Call for Economy to be Top Priority

YANGON — U Myint, the former chief economic advisor to the previous administration, urged State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to set economic development as a top priority together with peace building. During his keynote address to the second Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) Convention in Yangon on […]

Myanmar Exports Seek Their Own, Unique, Identifying Barcode in the Vast World of Retail Products

Companies wish­ing to export their products will be­gin applying to Belgium-based global barcode as­sociation, GS1, for their country specific bar code by the end of the year. With the assistance of the Myanmar Barcode Association, companies with international ambi­tions are applying for this unique, but universally recognized barcode, to identify their product as “Made in […]

AMCC – Joint Chamber Business Networking Event on 13 July 2017 at Rose Garden

A-MCC and CCIFM proudly presents a Joint Chambers Business Networking event in celebration of receiving the 2017 Small Chamber of the Year in the Asia-Pacific region as part of the APAC 2017 International Chambers of Commerce awards. “APAC International Chambers of Commerce awards is an excellent opportunity for chambers of commerce in Asia Pacific to […]

The Clock is Ticking for Myanmar Government to Show Real Progress

Myanmar is not the only country in ASEAN which attracts foreign direct investments (FDIs), Simon Tay, chair of Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), said during the sideline interview of the 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum held in the commercial capital yesterday. He added that the critical thing is to see some real progress in the next […]

Chambers of Commerce to suggest economic development in seven sectors

To effectuate the development of local businesses, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) will give guidance on the needs in seven different sectors — agriculture, construction, energy, manufacturing, tourism, technology and finance, said U Zaw Min Win, the chairman of UMFCCI. The UMFCCI will submit an assessment report in […]

Govt urges UMFCCI to Take on Larger Role in Drawing FDI, Supporting SMEs

Senior government officials have called on Myanmar’s peak business body to step up and provide both a conduit for foreign investors and a representative for small local businesses, as the country’s economy seeks new strides in liberalisation. Speaking to over a 1000 businesspeople at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry […]

Singaporean businesspeople tend to boost trade, investment in Myanmar

SINGAPOREAN businesspeople are showing an increased interest in making investments in Myanmar. Singapore has invested a total of US$13,286.354 million, according to U Zaw Min Win, Vice President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. “Singaporean firms tend to invest more here.” said the UMFCCI Vice President, […]

Liquor drought before wine plan

The foreign liquor drought has continued for weeks since a late February move by some retailers to pull booze off the shelves, after promises of legalised imports did not materialise. Officials from the Myanmar Retailers Association head office in Yangon said they remain hopeful the government will pursue an explicit policy on alcohol imports that […]