The National Export Strategy 2020 – 2025 (NES) will prioritize rubber, fishery and foods from Mon State23 Mar 2020
The Union government, in an attempt to encourage exports from Mon State, will include rubber, fishery and food produced in the state in the National Export Strategy 2020-2025. This follows a March 6 workshop on the matter involving stakeholders from the government and private sectors.
“We will try to include tactics addressing difficulties and hindrances faced by the local companies when trying to sell locally produced products in the international markets,” Permanent Secretary for Commerce U Aung Soe said.
The results of the workshop will be included in the final National Export Strategy report.
Mon State’s rubber production accounts for most of the rubber production in Myanmar and 90 percent is exported. The state also depends on fishery products and food manufacturing as major sources of income.
“The workshop generated a plan that will enhance the competitiveness of Mon State’s export products,” said U Min Kyan Yit, president of Mon State Rubber Planters and Producers Association.
Stakeholders have worked together to adopt action plans to explore advantages and opportunities in the export sector. The Ministry of Commerce and Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry are jointly implementing the National Export Strategy (2020-2025) with technical support from the International Center and financial support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
The first National Export Strategy (2015-2019) focused on rice, pulses and oil crops, fishery products, textiles and garment, forestry products, rubber and tourism.
The second National Export Strategy (2020-2025), launched in February, gives priority to agricultural products, textiles and garment, industry and power, fishery products, forestry products, digital products and services, logistics, quality management, trade information service, innovation and entrepreneurship.
(Myanmar Business Today: https://mmbiztoday.com/nes-to-prioritize-rubber-fishery-and-foods-from-mon-state/ )