Retailers push for beer and liquor imports

Frequent customer requests for foreign beer and liquor are leading members of the Myanmar Retailers Association to push for government permission to begin legal imports. Opinion is divided on whether local substitutes are up to the job of replacing foreign tipple.Photo:StaffOpinion is divided on whether local substitutes are up to the job of replacing foreign […]

Flow to start on legal wine imports

Wine importers are preparing for the restart of legal flows of foreign tipple after the government unveiled a procedure to allow imports. The Ministry of Commerce issued a notification in mid-March that they will give permission on wine imports, and potential importers say they are now wading through the paperwork to allow them to begin […]

Government Gives Green Light for Wine Imports

RANGOON — Domestic companies can apply for wine import licenses as of Wednesday, the Ministry of Commerce has announced, nearly one month after a major retail association stopped selling foreign alcohol demanding swift reforms. Commerce Ministry deputy director general Yan Naing Tun told The Irrawaddy on Thursday that relevant authorities are collaborating to streamline Burma’s […]

Government to charge wine distributor

Executives of wine importer Premium Distribution will stand trial and face a possible prison term after a government investigation revealed the company was unable to produce an import licence for about 80,000 bottles of wine stored at its warehouse in Yangon, officials said. On December 4, a task force from the Ministry of Commerce raided […]