of Border Trade
The Department of Border Trade (DOBT) was established in 1996 to implement
and facilitate border trade activities under the guidance of the Ministry
DOBT is headed by a Director General and consists of the following five
of Border Trade is now in full swing and it has already opened (10) Border
Trade Posts at the various border points mentioned below –
The DOBT undertakes registration of exporters and importers doing border
export and import trade. It is authorized to issue export / import licences
and permits through border area. It is also the regulatory body for imports
and exports of the private sector in overland trade with neighbouring
countries, namely, China, Thailand, Laos, India and Bangladesh. The bilateral
border trade agreements have already signed between Myanmar and these
neighbouring countries. Now, the Department of Border Trade has already
opened (10) branch offices providing one-stop- services for border trade
matters in collaboration with various departments concerned.
Volume of Trade
The Volume of Trade from FY 1995-96 to FY 1999-2000 are as follows : –
DEPARTMENT OF BORDER TRADE
19/43 BOSUNPAT STREET, YANGON, MYANMAR.
E mail – [email protected]
Border Trade method which is using Local currencies was Suspended since
1997 and Normal Trade Method which is Export First / Import Later system
was introduced. In the Normal Trade System, all payments have to be made
in us Dollars. Import was permitted based on the value of export proceeds.
Later, according to the Notification No. 5/2000 dated 13.11.2000, issued
by the Ministry of Commerce, all payment have to be made in us $ (or)
kyats (0r) respective local border area and Ruppies in Myanmar-India border
Then, according to the Notification No. 6/2000 dated 28.12.2000, issued
by the Ministry of Commerce payments have to be made in us Dollars (or)
kyats (0r) Baht in the Myanmar-Thiland border area.
But payments have to be made only in us Dollars in the Myanmar-Bangaladesh
border area as prescribed in privious notification.
So, also, allpayments have to be made in us $ or kyats and respective
currencies of Thailand in Myanmar-Thailand border area according to the
notification No.6 dated 28.12.2000 is prescribed by the Ministry of Commerce.
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