Business in Myanmar

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Myanmar (Burma). Syllabus:

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

Purposes of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Union of Myanmar”:

  1. To analyse the Burmese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Union of Myanmar
  3. To explore Myanmar's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Myanmar's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Burmese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Burmese market


Subject “Doing Business in Myanmar” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Asia
  2. Diploma: ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Asia

Master in International Business for Burmese students.

Course learning materials in English or Spanish Birmania French Myanmar

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Myanmar”: 1 ECTS Credits / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Myanmar:
Myanmar Brewery

Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize

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

The Union of Myanmar (Asia):

  1. Borders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar: China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and the Republic of India.
  2. Capital of Burma is Naypyidaw
  3. The largest City: Yangon (Rangoon).
  4. Burmese is the official language (32 million speakers).
  5. 68% of the population are Burmese
  6. Burmese population: 51.4 millions of people
  7. Area: 676,578 square kilometres
  8. Type of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
  9. Independence: 1948 (United Kingdom)
  10. The main religion of Burma: Theravada Buddhism (89% of the Burmese population - 60 millions of people).
  11. Christianity is the second religion (7%). 1 million of Baptists

Burma belongs to the Buddhist Civilisation

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Burmese economy:

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

International Trade of Burma.

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

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has Trade Agreements and or preferential market access to:

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. China-Burma (ASEAN)
  3. ASEAN-Australia- New Zealand
  4. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
  5. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  6. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  7. The European Union Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  8. Trade Agreements with Bangladesh, Israel, and Sri Lanka

Myanmar is a member of:

  1. Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Samples - Business in Myanmar

Business in Myanmar

Bay of Bengal Initiative Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

Greater Mekong Subregion

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