MoC organizes seminar to promote quality, export of rubber

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Union Minister Dr Than Myint stresses the importance of cooperation among stakeholders in rubber industry at the Zoom meeting yesterday.  Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Commerce held a seminar to improve the quality and export volume of rubber via Zoom application yesterday morning. Union Minister Dr Than Myint said that the relevant departments, organizations, farmers, merchants, factory owners and those participating in supply chain processes must cooperate to find a solution to manufacture better quality rubber products.
The rubber industry is one of the prioritized sectors while the government is implementing a total of 18 sectors -11 prioritized products, 2 services and 5 supportive sectors under National Export Strategy (NES) which includes actions to boost Myanmar’s export sector and market penetration. Only the rubber products that meet the Myanmar’s rubber criteria and international quality standards can be exported to foreign countries. It can overcome the difficulties and obstacles in exporting only with the active participation of those in supply chain processes and it can promote the export sector of the country, he said.
Deputy Minister U Aung Htoo briefed rubber export volume in each financial year, overseas market status and the ministry’s work programmes for the development of rubber industry. The experts from relevant sector read papers at the seminar with the discussions of rubber farmers, factory owners and merchants. In conclusion, the Union Minister coordinated short- and long-tem plans for rubber industry.—MNA (Translated by Khaine Thazin Han)

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