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The Second Japan-Myanmar Policy Dialogue on Distribution to be Held

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), jointly with the Ministry of Commerce, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, will hold the second Japan-Myanmar Policy Dialogue on Distribution and Logistics (director-general level) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. At the dialogue, both sides will aim at further development of the distribution field and enhancing the cooperative relationship between Japan and Myanmar.

1. Background

As Japan and Myanmar have already constructed a favorable economic relationship, Japanese distribution businesses are highly interested in the continuously expanding retail market in Myanmar. However, when such Japanese distributors attempt to develop their business in Myanmar, they face the challenge of complying with the regulations imposed on foreign investment in Myanmar and the unclear procedures regarding such regulations. To address this situation, both sides held the first Japan-Myanmar Policy Dialogue on Distribution and Logistics in September 2014.

With this background, METI and the Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar decided to hold the second Japan-Myanmar Policy Dialogue on Distribution on Thursday, September 1, 2016, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. At the dialogue, following on from the first dialogue, both sides will discuss the regulations imposed on foreign investment by Myanmar and will aim at further development of the distribution sector and enhancing the cooperative relationship between Japan and Myanmar.

2. Outline of the dialogue

Date
From 13:30 to 16:00, Thursday, September 1, 2016
Venue
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Expected participants
Mr. Takayuki Sumita, Director-General for Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy, METI, and others
Mr. Toe Aung Myint, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar
Mr. Yan Naing Htun, Director-General, Department of Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar, and others

Release date

August 16, 2016

Division in Charge

Distribution and Logistics Policy Division, Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group

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