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Burma (Myanmar)

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EDC's Position

  • Responsive approach to business
  • Open on a restricted basis under select programs

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Country At A Glance

Flag of Myanmar
Map of Myanmar

Country Facts

Nominal GDP45.13 Billion USD
Population61.95 Million
Total Trade/GDP47.33%
CurrencyMyanmar Kyat (MMK)
Merchandise Imports from Canada8.38 Million CAD
Main importsConsumer, Intermediate and Capital Goods

Business Environment

Recent political and economic reforms have begun to open up Burma's economy to foreign investment. Although major challenges to market entry for foreign investors still exist due to an untested legal framework and evolving business and investment environment, potential exists across a wide range of sectors for Canadian firms and investors. Even though economic and investment sanctions against Burma have been suspended by the Canadian Government, some restrictions still exist.

Key Industries

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through our representation in Singapore, we provide regional support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Burma.

  • We are positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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