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Burma (Myanmar)

EDC Position-highly restricted select programs

EDC's Position

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

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Country At A Glance

Flag of Myanmar
Map of Myanmar

Country Facts

Nominal GDP47.43 Billion USD
Population53.72 Million
Total Trade/GDP60.60%
CurrencyMyanmar Kyat (MMK)
Merchandise Imports from Canada21.57 Million CAD
Main importsConsumer, Intermediate and Capital Goods

EDC in Burma (Myanmar)

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Business Environment

Burma (Myanmar) has undergone considerable effort to liberalize its economy and open up to the outside world. While recent political and economic reforms have led to increased foreign investment, market entry remains a challenge due to an ever-evolving business environment and untested legal framework. Despite these issues, there exists potential across a wide range of sectors for Canadian exporters and investors. For businesses exploring business opportunities in Burma (Myanmar), please note that while economic and investment sanctions against the country 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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