Impact of Burma Military Coup on Agriculture Sector and Trade|Agricultural Situation, Detained Shipments, Grain and Feed, Livestock and Products, Oilseeds and Products, Potatoes and Potato Products|Rangoon|Burma|03/05/2021
Since Burma initiated a series of political and economic reforms in 2011, U.S. agricultural exports have grown over 80-fold, reaching a record $174 million in 2019 and $167 million in 2020. However, the February 1, 2021 coup d’état and country-wide peaceful protests in opposition to the military’s actions, and the military’s increasingly violent response, have crippled the logistics sector and led to closures and delays in the trade and banking sectors. Collectively, this creates vast uncertainties for U.S. agricultural exports to Burma.
Burmese Government Temporarily Waives Import and Export Licenses for Select Ag Products|Agricultural Situation, Grain and Feed, Oilseeds and Products, Country/Regional FTA’s, Trade Policy Incident Report, Trade Policy Monitoring, WTO Notifications| Rangoon|Burma|03/12/2021
Following the February 1, 2021 coup by the Burmese military, agricultural trade has been crippled due to country-wide peaceful protests in opposition to the military’s actions and the military’s increasingly violent response. The Ministry of Commerce is waiving import and export license requirements for select agricultural commodities from March 8 – April 9, 2021. While a lack of drivers to move the more than 10,000 stuck containers at a major port remains the largest single barrier to trade, this may provide some relief for U.S. wheat and soybean (but not soybean meal) exports, which were valued at a combined $39 million in 2020.
Exporter Guide|Exporter Guide|Rangoon|Burma|01/27/2021
Burma (also called Myanmar) is one of the last untapped markets with one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. U.S. agricultural exports to Burma have grown more than 20-fold since 2012, reaching a record $174 million in 2019. This report serves as a guide for U.S. companies seeking to do business in Burma and provides practical tips and information on local business practices, consumer preferences and trends, and import requirements. It highlights market trends within the retail food, food service, food processing, and livestock feed sectors and identifies U.S. agricultural product categories with growth potential in the Burmese market.
FAIRS Annual Country Report Annual|FAIRS Annual Country Report|Rangoon|Burma|12/22/2020
Burma is in the process of updating many of its laws and regulations that affect the importation of agricultural products. This report includes updates on the Food Law, National Food Policy, and the Animal Feed and Veterinary Drugs Law in Section I; Labeling Requirements for Food in Section II; Import Procedures in Section IX; and Trade Facilitation in Section X.
FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual|FAIRS Export Certificate Report|Rangoon|Burma|08/10/2020
This report lists the major export certificates required by Burmese government agencies for U.S products exported to Burma. The list of certificates primarily focuses on major U.S exported products such as soybeans and soybean meal, wheat products, dried distillers grains with solubles, meat and poultry products, fruits and vegetables, other grocery items, and seeds. This report reflects updated certificate requirements for meat, poultry, animal feed, and human food exports to Burma.
FAIRS Annual Country Report Annual 2020|FAIRS Annual Country Report Annual|Rangoon|Burma|01/09/2020
Burma is in the process of updating many of its laws and regulations. This report includes updates on the Food Law, and the Animal Feed and Veterinary Drugs Law in Section I; Labeling Requirements for Food in section II; Trademark Law, Industrial Law, Patent Law, and Copyright Law in Section VIII; and Import Procedures for Food and new Law to Prevent Increased Quantity of Imports in Section IX.
Annual 2019|Exporter Guide|Rangoon|Burma|8/6/2019
This report serves as a guide for U.S. companies seeking to do business in Burma (also called
Myanmar) and provides practical tips and information on local business practices, consumer
preferences and trends, food standards and regulations, and import and inspection procedures. It
also identifies market trends and opportunities for the three major market sectors (food retail, food
service, and food processing).
Retail Foods|Retail Foods|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|10/11/2018
This report provides an overview of market opportunities and distribution channels for U.S. food and beverage products destined for the retail market in Burma (Myanmar).
Notification on the Registration of New Plant Varieties|Trade Policy Incident Report|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|10/3/2018
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process in registering new plant varieties. It changed the type of information required, and also limited the requirement for field trial data to only 17 target crops.
Burma Liberalizes Retail and Wholesale Sector|Trade Policy Monitoring|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|9/7/2018
The Myanmar Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Notification 25/2018, which allows foreign-owned companies to enter the wholesale and retail sectors if they met minimum investment thresholds. This creates new opportunities for U.S. businesses.
Myanmar Companies Law and Online Registration |Policy and Program Announcements|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|8/6/2018
Myanmar launched the Myanmar Companies Law (2017) and an Online Registration system on August 1, 2018.
Update to Law Regarding Retailing and Wholesaling|FAIRS Subject Report Agriculture in the News Retail Foods Trade Policy Monitoring|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|6/13/2018
As part of Burma’s on-going market liberalization, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) published a notification allowing 100% foreign-owned businesses that meet certain criteria to conduct retailing and wholesaling activities, with MOC permission.
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards |FAIRS Subject Report|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|1/16/2018
Myanmar is under the process of updating its laws and regulations in response to the recent opening of its economy and greater level of interaction with international partners. Since publication of the last FAIRS Report for Myanmar, the government drafted a new Food Law and sent it to the Union Attorney General Office for legal review. The draft Food Law is a general framework, under with all food regulations will fall.
Myanmar Exporter Guide 2017|Exporter Guide|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|1/5/2018
This report serves as a guide for U.S. companies seeking to do business in Myanmar and provides practical tips and information on local business practices, consumer preferences and trends, food standards and regulations, and import and inspection procedures. This guide also identifies opportunities and entry approaches for three major market sectors (food retail, food service, and food processing) and key contacts. Download (PDF)
Myanmar AI Report |Poultry and Products|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|3/9/2015
Highlights: Myanmar government officials confirmed an avian flu outbreak in a Monywa Fowl and Quail Livestock Special Zone in upper Burma, on February 26, 2015. It is the first outbreak of H5N1 in Myanmar since the last officially reported incident in 2011, which occurred in western Rakhine State. Download (PDF)
Market Development Report for Summer Fancy Food Show in New Pork|Market Development Reports|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|1/16/2015
Post conducted a buying mission with one Myanmar importer to join Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City during June 25th – July 1st, 2014. The activity results in $90,000 in sales to Myanmar over the next 12 months, according to Myanmar Company. The activity was successful in providing good understanding of more new US products and excellent linkage between Myanmar importer and US suppliers for further business. Download (PDF)
2013|Exporter Guide|Rangoon|Burma – Union of|1/27/2014
BM4001: This guide serves as a resource for U.S. companies seeking to do business in Myanmar and provides practical tips and information on local business practices, consumer preferences and trends, food standards and regulations, and import and inspection procedures. Download (PDF)