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Business in Myanmar (Burma)

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar (Burma)

  1. Introduction to the Union of Myanmar (Burma) - Southeast Asia ASEAN.
    1. Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobel Peace Prize)
  2. Burmese economy
  3. Doing Business in Yangon
  4. Burmese International Trade (Import, Export)
  5. Port of Yangon
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Myanmar
  7. Case Study:
    1. Myanmar Brewery
    2. Waaneiza
    3. Mobilemate Telecommunications
  8. Access to the Burmese market
  9. Business Plan for Myanmar

The purposes of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Union of Myanmar” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Burmese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Union of Myanmar
  3. To explore the Burmese trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Burmese Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Burmese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Burmese market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmarbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade

EENI Doctorates and Masters in Global Business adapted to the Myanmar Online Master / Doctorate in Business, Foreign Trade Burmese students.

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Myanmar Study, Master in International Business in French Myanmar

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Myanmar:
Myanmar Brewery (Course Master)

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar (Burma).

Transport and Logistics in Myanmar
  1. Port of Yangon
  2. East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  3. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  4. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  5. Access to the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone

Burmese Trade Agreements and or preferential market access:

  1. Myanmar and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    1. ASEAN Economic Community
    2. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
    3. Free Trade Agreements (as a member of the ASEAN): Australia-New Zealand, India, Canada, China, the European Union (EU), Japan, South Korea, Russia, the United States, Australia- New Zealand and Pakistan
    4. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
  3. Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
  4. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  5. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  6. European Union Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  7. Trade Agreements with Bangladesh, Israel, and Sri Lanka

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) - not a member
    2. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC) - not a member

East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)

Asian Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Boao Forum for Asia
  2. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  3. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  4. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  5. Colombo Plan
  6. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Union of Myanmar (Asia):

  1. Borders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar: China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India
  2. Capital of Burma is Naypyidaw
  3. The largest city of Myanmar: Yangon (Rangoon)
  4. Burmese is the official language (32 million speakers)
  5. 68% of the population of Myanmar are Burmese
  6. Burmese population: 51.4 million people
  7. Area of Myanmar: 676,578 square kilometres
  8. Type of Government of Myanmar: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
  9. Burmese Independence: 1948 (United Kingdom)

Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize (Course Master)

Main religion in Burma: Theravada Buddhism (89% of the Burmese population - 60 million people)

  1. Christianity is the second religion (7%).
  2. 1 million of Baptists

Burma belongs to the Buddhist Civilisation

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Burmese Economy:

  1. The Government controlled the activity in the strategic sector of the Burmese economy: energy, heavy industry, and international trade of rice (control local rice prices)
  2. The Military commercial entities dominate the economy of Myanmar
  3. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is rich in resources (hardwood timber, natural gas, fishery reserves, gems, and jade)
  4. The agricultural sector (agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and forestry) represent 50% of the Burmese gross domestic product
  5. In the recent years, the Union of Myanmar has liberalised local and international trade, promoting the private sector and opening the country to the FDI.
  6. Burmese Currency: Kyat (K) (MMK)

Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, Road Transportation Course

International Trade of Burma.

  1. Rice exports of Burma hit a record
  2. The main Burmese export products of Myanmar are natural gas (38%), agricultural export products (18%), precious stones, timber and forest products, and marine products
  3. The largest Export Markets of Myanmar are Thailand (40%), Singapore (13%), Hong Kong and India (11%), the People's Republic of China (8%), and Malaysia
  4. The main imports products of Myanmar are petroleum, textiles, machinery parts, steel, iron, and bars
  5. The largest Burmese import markets of Myanmar are Singapore (30%), China (18%), the Bahamas (13%), Thailand, and Japan
  6. The Port of Yangon is the largest port in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (90% of the foreign trade -exports and imports-)

Samples - Business in Myanmar

Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar (Course Master)

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS): Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar...)

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