20 Oct 2016
MYANMAR: 150 Commodities Freed from Import Licence Requirements
Some 150 additional commodities including nickel piping, artificial rubber, fire extinguishers and auto parts will no longer require import licences for importation into Myanmar. While no exact date has been announced, the government has stated that it will soon release a detailed list of the newly-exempt commodities.
The upcoming exemptions represent an on-going import-liberalisation process, which was first launched in August 2015 to withdraw import licence requirements for all products except 4,405 designated items.
That prescribed list was further reduced in August 2016, when another 267 commodities were freed from import licence requirements. For more details, see MYANMAR: 267 Additional Commodities Now Free of Import Licence Requirements.