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18 July 2011 :: 11:07:55 am 56211

Myanmar cancels Thai goods ban

17 Jul 2011 – Myanmar’s Commerce Ministry has annulled its import ban on 15 items from Thailand, according to Thailand’s director-general of Trade Negotiations Department.
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Ms Srirat Rastapana said that the 15 types of merchandise now allowed to be imported are fresh fruits, monosodium glutamate (MSG), chewing gum, sweet drinks and other beverages, crackers, wafers, cake, canned food, instant noodles, liquor, beer, cigarettes, plastic products, and other controlled goods.

The ban was cancelled last month after over ten years of prohibition. However, licences to import these goods are not easy to obtain, and can only be issued by the Commerce Ministry of Myanmar.

Representatives of Thailand’s Trade Negotiations Department travelled to Myanmar twice previously – in both October and December last year – in order to negotiate the issue, as Thailand saw that the 15 types of goods were popular among Burmese consumers, particularly sweet drinks and other beverages, canned food and MSG.

The import ban will directly benefit Thailand’s importers, as in 2010 Thailand had exported goods to Myammar to the tune of some 7.7 billion baht.

Report By : thailandtimes

Category : Business News

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