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With the Industrial Design and Trademark Laws enacted in January, the Patent Law enacted in March and the Copyright Law in May, the year 2019 marked the start of a significant move towards stronger intellectual property (IP) protections in Myanmar. The country previously relied on colonial-era legislation, but the implementation of these...

 

The National League for Democracy (NLD) first entered Myanmar’s political and economic mainstream in 2015. They will, once more, contest a position in the 2020 elections. The primary focus of the government during this period has been the resolution of social issues throughout the country, notably in the border regions. With the NLD’s term...

 

The year 2019 marked the continuation of several policy shifts brought about by the 2017 Myanmar Companies Law (MCL). The authorities have begun to issue new policies in order to allow foreigners to invest in sectors that were otherwise reserved for Myanmar citizens, such as banking and trading in listed companies. Among the most notable...

 

Before the military administration came to power in 1962, Myanmar was one of the most significant economies in ASEAN, boasting a well-educated workforce and a favourable trade balance. The country was a key exporter of textile products and other manufactured goods to Thailand, and its rice exports were shipped across the globe. However, this...

 

Myanmar remains an attractive investment destination in South-east Asia largely due to its strategic location, favourable demographics and natural resources. The country has implemented significant reforms to foster foreign investment since 2011. For example, the Foreign Investment Law of 2012 was subsequently replaced by the Myanmar...

 

Having been under UK rule in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Myanmar has traditionally practised the same accounting and audit principles as the UK and India. While the accounting profession in Myanmar has a long history, its development has been impacted by many years of isolation. The country gained independence in...