Over 160 export, import items to get online licence in April

A cargo vessel is seen in the Yangon River.   Photo: Phoe Khwar
A cargo vessel is seen in the Yangon River.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

More than 160 export and import items will get online licences starting from 1 April, the Trade Department under the Ministry of Commerce stated.
HS codes for 91 import items and 73 export items have been issued for the fully online system during an emergency period of Covid-19.
As per the fully online licencing system, only items registered under the HS code line are available. The applicants need to fill out the online application and the invoice and approval from the related departments are required to be attached in PDF format.
The necessary guidelines for the online systems have been shown on the website. They can see their application status online.
The ministry has launched the online licencing system for export and import businesses starting from 1 April, with a view to reduce the person-to-person contact and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
This being so, under the new service, the process of licence applications, fee payment and receiving licences can be done online.
The trade department offers an online system for a total of 164 items including CMP garment and necessary import items such as pharmaceuticals and related items, hospital equipment, foodstuffs, fertilizers, palm oil, and oil products, milk and dairy products, electronic devices, fuel oil, lubricants, motorbikes and bicycles, agricultural products, lead, sugar, natural gas, and other products. Licence applications can be processed on www.myanmartradenet.com.mm.
The companies need to sign up membership, and application fee can be paid with the MCB eCommerce Pay of the Myanmar Citizens Bank at present. Later, the MPU eCommerce Pay will be available soon.
For Customs clearance process, the electronic data must be sent to the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) of the Customs Department. (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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