Myanmar revokes import bans on 15 products

These goods are very popular among Myanmar consumers and the import ban revocation should directly benefit Thai exporters.

The Myanmar Ministry of Commerce has revoked import bans on 15 Thai products after the prohibition had been imposed for more than ten years, according to the Department of Trade Negotiation (DTN).

DTN Director-General Srirat Rastapana has reported that the 15 goods are monosodium glutamate, sweet drinks and beverages, cracker, chewing gum, cake, wafer, canned food, instant noodles, liquor, beer, cigarette, plastic products, fresh juice, and other controlled products.

The ban revocation was announced on 11 June 2011 after it had been in effect for over 10 years. Importers, however, have to seek import permission from the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce.

Ms Srirat noted that the success of the import ban revocation is partially attributed to the efforts of the DTN. She elaborated that the Department visited Myanmar on October and December last year trying to negotiate to end the import ban.

The director-general added that the goods are very popular among Myanmar consumers and that the import ban revocation should directly benefit Thai exporters. She expected the value of Thai exports to Myanmar this year will soar to the tune of 7.7 billion baht.

 

source : http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news.php?id=255407180003

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