Goods are exported from Myanmar when they leave Myanmar’s customs territory. Different rules apply to exports depending on whether they are commercial or non-commercial in nature. The logistics, laws and regulations governing exports are complex and most exporters use professional experts, known as freight forwarders and customs brokers, to assist them in planning and carrying out export transactions.

Exports from Myanmar are controlled by the Customs Department of the Ministry of Planning and Finance (“Customs”). Customs is responsible for assessing and collecting applicable taxes on exports and carrying out other regulatory and law enforcement responsibilities relating to exports.

Index

Registration of a Business

Prohibited Exports

Export Licenses

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Requirements

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Requirements

Customs Declaration and Required Accompanying Documents

Export Taxes

Payment of Customs Duties and Taxes

Customs Inspection of Exports

Special Econonomic Zones (SEZs)

Spotlight on the Garment Industry

Registration of a Business

In order to export goods from Myanmar, a business must first register as a company authorized to engage in international trade. For details about registering a business, click here.

Prohibited Exports

Myanmar prohibits the exportation of certain goods. For details about prohibited goods, click here.

Export Licenses

Although almost all goods require an export license to export, the main agricultural export products and cut-make-packaging (CMP) products do not require export licenses. For details about export licenses, click here.

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Requirements

If the goods you intend to export are subject to sanitary and phytosanitary measures you will have to comply with the special regulations relating to those products. For details about SPS requirements, click here.

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Requirements

For certain types of products, it may be necessary to obtain a permit that certifies that these products conform to certain technical standards. For details about TBT requirements, click here.

Customs Declaration and Required Accompanying Documents

In order to clear Customs exports must be accompanied by a customs declaration and required accompanying documents. For details about customs declarations, click here.

Export Taxes

Once a declaration has been submitted and accepted by Customs, Customs will require the payment of duties on specific export products: For details about about payment of export taxes, click here.

Customs Inspection of Exports

Export inspections are conducted by Customs. These are designed to avoid disputes between exporters and importers concerning the quality and quantity of the goods and to limit exports of prohibited products. For details inspection of exports, click here.

Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

Special economic zones, sometimes called free zones or export processing zones, are areas that are geographically within a nation but are outside a nation’s customs territory for the purpose of the collection of customs duties and other indirect taxes (such as excise and sales taxes). For details about SEZs, click here.

Spotlight on the Garment Industry

Currently almost all garment production in Myanmar is done under the Cut, Make and Package(CMP) process. For details about garments and the CMT process, click here.