Trade & Investment

Myanmar Trade & Investment

Although Myanmar remains in trade deficit, its trade balance has been improving in recent months. The trade deficit stood at $1.11bn in the first quarter of 2015 and fell to $945.7m in the same period of 2016, highlighting the impact rising exports are having on trade growth, and painting a brighter picture for long-term trade trends.

This chapter contains interviews with Le Luong Minh, ASEAN Secretary- General; Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade; Vivek Pathak, Director for East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation; U Thura Ko Ko, Managing Director, YGA Capital and Local Representative, Texas Pacific Group; and Peter Beynon, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar.