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Myanmar: Tax on mobile phones kicks in June 1

Starting June 1, a five percent commercial tax on mobile phones and accessories shall be collected from buyers at the time of purchase and the relevant tax stamps affixed to the receipts in accordance with the Commercial Tax Law, the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) announced earlier this month. The department issued the instruction to clarify […]

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Myanmar: Domestic steel demand projected to surge

According to World Steel Association’s projections, market demand for steel in Myanmar will surge to five million tonnes in 2025, said U Myint Swe, executive director of Danieli Myanmar, an Italian supplier of equipment and physical plants to the metal industry. U Myint Swe  said this during a talk on the development of Myanmar’s iron […]

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Myanmar: New policy aims to raise number of new cars on the road

The Ministry of Industry launched a new automotive policy this month, with the aim of supporting transport and auto-related business through sustainable development and more foreign direct investments. Under the new policy, the usage of left-hand drive vehicles will be promoted for road safety purposes. Control measures on imports of used right-hand drive vehicles, which […]

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