Myanmar Online Expo Park attracts foreign traders

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By Thant Zin Win
Traders from foreign countries are interested to buy Myanmar food, fruits and vegetables exhibited in the Myanmar Online Expo Park (Virtual), which was held from 24 to 30 August, according to the Myanmar International Trade Centre.
The online expo focused on business matching with Japan, China and Singapore. Traders from Japan want to buy Myanmar readymade food including tins of sardine, canned beef, instant noodles and instant vermicelli noodles. Traders from Singapore are interested to buy fruits and vegetables including mangoes, tomatoes, pomelos and chillies. Traders from China are keen to buy beans, sesame, rice, fishery products, dried tea leaves and lotus cotton.
Dr Thet Lwin Oo, Deputy Director of the Myanmar International Trade Center, said, “Singapore wants to work in contract farming in Myanmar. The country also wants Myanmar rice. Singapore wants to make further discussions with Good Brothers of Myanmar. It wants a Myanmar company that can do the business effectively.”
“The online expo was broadcast live in China. There were more than one million viewers from China. Sixty Chinese companies and more than 40 Myanmar companies took part in it. There were more than 100,000 viewers in Myanmar. People from several European and Asian countries also viewed the online expo,” said Dr Thet Lwin Oo, who added that traders also discussed possible buying of dried elephant foot yam, locally known as Wa-u.
“We can say that the expo was successful because people across the world viewed it,” said Dr Thet Lwin Oo. “I would like to urge companies to exhibit their products in the expos like this because they can sell food directly at higher prices. Seize the opportunity created by the government.” There were more than 50 exhibition booths in the online expo (24-30 August) organized by the Myanmar International Trade Centre under the Ministry of Commerce. South Korean companies also participated in the expo by displaying their cosmetics. Official website of the expo is Myanmarexpopark.com. (Translated by Maung2 Swe)

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