The implementation of Myanmar’s National Export Strategy (NES) is to start in October, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
NES formulation was carried out in four stages, which contain pre-contract and control sector selection, design and implementation – while the implementation phase is expected to be implemented in the near future.
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At each stage, the president’s office was consulted for the require approvals and comments. Strategy and planning are now virtually completed, and soon extended to the support of donors and experts from each sector involved.
Two years ago, the International Trade Center and MOC, as well as with the support of the German International Cooperation (GIZ) together have begun to prepare the strategy.
NES three main priority sectors of agriculture, industry and services, and aims to promote the six main export commodities, which include rice, pulses and oil seeds, wood products, clothing, rubber and fishery products, as well as tourism.