In a bid to export Myanmar’s
agro products, including rice,
various types of pulses and corn
to China as quality products, the
Trade Department will boost
their quality by issuing quality
The commerce ministry is
endeavouring to get access to
system to strengthen the market.
It will also set checkpoints
and trade channels to examine
the quality of the products.
The related departments
will make concerted efforts to
maintain the quality of agricultural
products, said U Yan Naing
Tun, Director-General of the
Some eight per cent of the
rice exports go to China. Importing
rice and corn from Myanmar
is considered illegitimate in China,
as the volume often exceeds
the import quota set by China.
However, these goods fetch a
good price. The General Administration
of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of
China is strictly screening exporter
Myanmar’s agriculture industry
is dealing with several
challenges such as high input
costs, difficulty in procuring
pedigree seeds, high cultivation
costs and erratic weather problems.
Myanmar’s agro products
earn some US$3 billion per
fiscal year, through exports to
China, Europe, India, Thailand
and other countries.