- DTIS update
- WTO accession
Working together with local stakeholders and development partners, the EIF has supported Myanmar in incorporating trade into the National Comprehensive Development Plan.
Myanmar has also developed trade-specific strategies based on four main pillars: 1) Agricultural development, 2) Balanced growth among regions and states in the federation, 3) Inclusive growth; and 4) Quality Statistics.
Institutional Capacity Building Project
- End date
The project's main objective 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 five core pillars and 23 clusters was launched on 30th 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 private sector), Aid Policy, National Strategy, and development effectiveness Roundtables.
- The third monthly-held Private SWG Committee meeting also took place in June 2017.
- The Trade and Business Promotion Taskforce under Ministry of Commerce also holds their regular monthly meetings contributing to enhanced Inter-ministerial coordination.
- Round table 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 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