Myanmar keyword: The Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”)

March 10, 2021

The Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) recently issued Newsletter no.02/2021, dated 3 March 2021, (“Newsletter 2”) granting a temporary exemption for obtaining import/export licenses when importing/exporting certain goods into or out of Myanmar due to the current situation in the country. According to the list of goods included in the Newsletter 2, there are 72 items […]

November 24, 2020

For approximately 4,000 types of goods, import licenses are required in order to import these products into Myanmar as per the new Notification 68/2020, dated 22 October 2020, (“Notification 68”) issued by the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”). Notification 68 has revoked the MOC’s previous notification 22/2019, dated 21 May 2019 (“Notification 22”) regarding the list […]

September 30, 2020

As a follow up to our email earlier this year about the soft-opening period for the reregistration of trademarks, please note that the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) has issued order 63/2020, dated 28 August 2020, in relation to the implementation of the online system for reregistration of trademarks that will start from 1 October 2020 (“Order”). According […]

May 29, 2020

The Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued its new Notification 38/2020 on 25 May 2020 (“Notification 38”), allowing the importation of foreign alcohol and ending a decades-old ban in Myanmar. This is the second instance of the ban being relaxed, following the first time in 2015 when the MOC allowed local importers to import foreign wine […]