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China-Myanmar trade slows to a trickle

The coronavirus outbreak in China has caused trade between Myanmar and its neighbor to slow to a trickle, trade officials say. The clearest example of this is the plunge in the volume of watermelons from Myanmar that are crossing the border to the east. “About 600 truckloads of Myanmar’s watermelons used to cross the border […]

Myanmar at losing end in border trade disagreements: leaders

Myanmar must take steps to negotiate bilateral trade agreements with its neighbours to avoid volatility in border trade with China and India, as the consequent losses for locals can be huge. “There is currently no precise policy for border trade. Every country should have a policy to deal with trade disagreements and volatility. Right now, […]

MFVP pushes opening of more fruit export channels

The Myanmar Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP) suggested three measures to expand the watermelon market and control market prices at the 22nd regular meeting of Vice President 1 and entrepreneurs. The suggestions were put forward by MFVP vice president U Myint Sein at the meeting held recently at the UMFCCI office. […]

Bulk volume of watermelon and muskmelon planned for export to China

With the demand from China increasing, 600,000 tonnes of watermelons and 150,000 tonnes of muskmelons are planned to be exported, according to the Myanmar Watermelon and Cucumber Growers and Exporters Association. The watermelon market was ruined in previous months because of unpredictable weather and a mismatch between demand and supply. There was an excessive supply […]