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November 17, 2017
On November 6, 2017, the Plant Protection Division updated its list of U.S. commodities that are allowed to be imported into Myanmar.
April 25, 2017
Burma: Rice and corn production is forecast to increase in MY 2017/18 due to increased utilization of farm mechanization and higher yielding seeds.
April 4, 2017
On January 1, 2017, the Myanmar government imposed a new pest risk analysis (PRA) requirement for imported plant commodities.
February 15, 2017
Myanmar does not have a biosafety framework to track genetically engineered food or animal products.
December 12, 2016
Myanmar’s major corn production area is located in the central part of the country, particularly in Shan State which has about 52 percent of total production. Most farmers use high-yielding hybrid...
August 18, 2016
Myanmar’s bean and pulse exports in the first quarter of 2016 (January-March) dropped 41 percent from the same period in 2015 due to low domestic stocks.
May 5, 2016
Production of rice, beans, and pulses is forecast to decline in MY 2015/16 due to unfavorable weather conditions.
March 2, 2016
Myanmar exported 1.54 million metric tons of beans and pulses in 2015, up 25 percent from the previous year due mainly to higher demand from India.
September 2, 2015
Estimated milled rice production in Myanmar for MY 2015/16 has been reduced by 400,000 metric tons from the MY2014/15’s level due to flooding in late July and early August.
August 26, 2015
Flood inundated more than 400,000 hectares of farmland including 393,031 hectares of monsoon paddy fields and about 72,064 hectare of other crops such as corn, sesame and pulses...
August 6, 2015
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
May 25, 2015
Production of rice, corn, beans, and pulses is forecast to rise in MY 2014/15 and MY 2015/16, offering greater export opportunities.
March 9, 2015
Myanmar government officials confirmed an avian flu outbreak among the fowl population in the Monywa District (central Myanmar) on February 26, 2015.
January 16, 2015
Myanmar exported 57,721 metric tons of beans and pulses in October 2014, down 13 percent from last month’s level due to the new crop season in India.
January 16, 2015
Post conducted a buying mission with a Myanmar importer to the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City during June 25 - July 1, 2014.
December 16, 2014
Myanmar exported 196,760 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in March 2014, up by 90 percent from a level in February and 58 percent as compared to a level in March 2013.
December 16, 2014
Myanmar exported 81,408 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in August 2014, down 26 percent from last month’s level following a sharp reduction in border shipments to China and India.
November 25, 2014
Myanmar exported 66,282 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in September 2014, down 19 percent from August’s level reportedly because of lower import demand from India.
November 12, 2014
Myanmar exported 110,239 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in July 2014, up 13 percent from last month.
November 5, 2014
Myanmar exported 97,785 metric tons (MT) of beans and pulses in June 2014, down 42 percent from last month following a sharp decline in shipments to India and Indonesia.