|Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS)||2016|
Working together with local stakeholders and development partners, the EIF is supporting Myanmar to incorporate trade into its National Comprehensive Development Plan.
Myanmar has developed trade-specific strategies based on 4 main pillars: 1) agricultural development, 2) balanced growth among regions and states, 3) inclusive growth, and 4) quality statistics.
Institutional Capacity-Building Project
The project's main goal is to support Myanmar's integration into the international trading system in order to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.
- A Medium-Term Programme (MTP) identifying 181 action plans under 5 core pillars and 23 clusters was launched on 30 March 2017.
- 10 new Coordination Groups were established and approved by the Economic Committee on 29 June 2017, aiming to facilitate and coordinate development assistance within designated sectors based on a Myanmar Development Assistance Policy currently being drafted.
- Coordination between line ministries, private sector, development partners and agencies has been enhanced:
- Corporate Partners Group meeting is now held monthly under the Development Assistance Coordination Unit to coordinate and support the implementation of Sector Working Groups (SWGs) (including Government of Myanmar, development partners, civil society organizations and the private sector), aid policy, national strategy and development effectiveness roundtables.
- The third monthly private SWG committee meeting took place in June 2017.
- The Trade and Business Promotion Task Force under the Ministry of Commerce holds regular monthly meetings contributing to enhanced inter-ministerial coordination.
- Roundtable meeting of implementing partners of the 11th National Export Strategy took place on 2 February 2017.
- A meeting to finalize the classification of categories A, B, C of Myanmar's WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, its Validation and Reform Map was organized on 18 January 2017 at the Ministry of Commerce.
- 500 participants from the private sector attended trainings organized twice a month from June to November 2017 on Rules of Origin, Self-certificate system, REX system and hardware and network maintenance.
- A workshop on capacity building for stakeholders on e-commerce, trade in services, negotiations on domestic regulation and agriculture and food security was organised by the Ministry of Commerce.
Deputy Director General and EIF Focal Point Department of Trade Ministry of Commerce Nay Pyi Taw
Aung Minn Thyke
Zarni Myint Swe
Nyi Nyi Aung
Donor Facilitator, Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar
EIF Focal Point, Deputy Minister for Commerce of Myanmar
U Aung Min Thyke
Director Department of Trade Ministry of Commerce
Deputy Director, WTO Division, Myanmar