New Priority List of Goods on Wholesale and Retail Sales

On 12th November 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued its Newsletter No. 19/2021 to revoke the MOC Newsletter No. 3/2018 dated 26th July 2018 and prescribe a new priority list of goods (“Priority List”) which are permitted for foreign companies and joint venture companies to sell on demand of the market either by wholesale or retail sales (“Permitted Goods”).  The Permitted Goods include:-

  1. Consumer Goods, including clothes, watch, cosmetics;
  2. Foodstuff, including agricultural products (except certain types of products which are not allowed to be imported into Myanmar), aquatic products, animal products, instant food, various type of beverages, liquor manufactured domestically and raw materials of food;
  3. Household products, including enamel ware, earthenware, glassware, glass;
  4. Kitchen appliances;
  5. Pharmaceuticals and hospital equipment;
  6. Animal feed and veterinary drugs;
  7. Stationery;
  8. Furniture;
  9. Sports goods;
  10. Communication devices, including phones, cameras;
  11. Electronic goods;
  12. Construction materials and equipment;
  13. Electronic devices;
  14. Chemical products for industrial use;
  15. Industrial products and raw materials;
  16. Seeds, agricultural supplies and other materials uses in agriculture;
  17. Machinery for agriculture;
  18. Various type of machines and spare parts;
  19. Various type of bicycles;
  20. Various type of motor cycle and spare parts;
  21. Various type of spare parts for motor vehicles and machinery;
  22. Toys;
  23. Home decoration, including flowers and plants;
  24. Various type of handicrafts and souvenirs; and
  25. Artwork, musical instruments and other related accessories, excluding antiques.

The Permitted Goods must be value-added produced and sold domestically as the priority.  The Priority List may be amended and reissued from time to time if required.



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