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GMS gets closer to a food safety strategy

A draft five-year strategy for promoting safe and environment-friendly agriculture products in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) that would enhance regional food safety and promote trade is expected to be finalised today, according to the Asian Development Bank. “The five-year Regional Strategy and Action Plan (2018-2022) for Promoting Safe and Environmentally-Friendly Agro-based Value Chains focuses on […]

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Cambodia, Myanmar cooperation

Cambodia and Myanmar have agreed to further enhance trade between the two countries by encouraging investment from small and medium enterprises and exchanging agricultural products, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. “Trade between Cambodia and Myanmar can be strengthened through investments by SMEs,” stated a ministry press release on Wednesday at the conclusion of […]

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Myanmar: Government to repay debt of US$600 million in 2017-18

Debts accumulated under Myanmar’s previous Union Solidarity and Development Party are now due, 2 years after the current National League for Democracy government came into power. Despite debt relief provided by Paris Club countries during former President Thein Sein’s USDP administration, Myanmar still owed US$8.98 billion in outstanding foreign debt as at 31 December 2016, […]

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Return migration no impact on Thai-Myanmar trade

Despite the decline in import flow from Thailand at the Myawaddy border trade camp, the return of Myanmar workers from Thailand last month has no significant impact on bilateral trade, assistant secretary of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) U Khin Maung Lwin told The Myanmar Times. Myanmar migrant workers without documents have been returning to their […]

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