Business in Myanmar

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: 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. The Burmese economy
  4. Doing Business in Yangon
  5. Burma’s international trade
  6. The Port of Yangon
  7. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Myanmar
  8. Case Study:
    1. Myanmar Brewery
    2. Waaneiza
    3. Mobilemate Telecommunications
  9. Access to the Burmese market
  10. Business Plan for Myanmar

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

  1. To analyse the Burmese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Union of Myanmar
  3. To explore Myanmar's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Myanmar's Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Burmese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Burmese market
The subject “Doing Business in Myanmar” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Asia
  2. Diploma: ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Asia

Doctorate and Master in International Business for the 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
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Myanmar:
Myanmar Brewery

Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize

Description of the Subject: 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. The 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)

The Burmese Economy:

  1. The Government controlled the activity in the strategic sector of the economy of Burma: energy, heavy industry, and international trade of rice I(control local rice prices)
  2. The Military commercial entities dominate economy
  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 recent years, the Union of Myanmar has liberalised the local and international trade, promoting the private sector and opening the country to the foreign direct investment (FDI).
  6. The Burmese Currency: Kyat (K) (MMK)

The International Trade of Burma.

  1. The 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. The largest Burmese import markets of Myanmar: Singapore (30%), the People's Republic of 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-)

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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