Export licences can be done through Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 portal starting from 1 April, Trade Department stated.
In order to facilitate the export/import licencing process and conduct exports/imports systematically, traders are allowed to export the goods only after seeking an export licence via Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 platform.
Having digitized the licencing system, licencing for certain lines that do not need to apply for export licence will be automatically passed on the system.
According to 2022 Myanmar Customs, commodities lines with 10-digit HS Code are available to be apply for an export licence on Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 from 1 April, according to Notification 6/2023 released on 22 March.
The department apprised the importers of the rules and regulations for imports that need import licences as per Export/ Import Notification 7/2023 dated 22 March.
Earlier, the Trade Department under the Ministry of Commerce released Notification 50/2020 stating that all import items except goods stored in customs warehouse that need import licences were not allowed to arrive at the Port before the port arrival processing permit in order to comply with the customs regulation stipulated in Notification 68/2019 of the Ministry Planning and Finance.
Additionally, importers were notified to face legal actions under the Export and Import Law if early arrival of the goods without import licence or permit of the departments concerned was found, as per Notification 6/2022.
Import licence, therefore, is required for all items including goods to be stored at the Customs warehouse before arrival to steer trading activities, and maintain the quality of the goods due to failure to claim the goods from the Customs-bonded warehouse for a long period.
Thus, the Trade Department stated that Notification 50/2020 will cease to be in effect for six months from 1 April 2023 and suspension might extend if necessary. — NN/EM