Three items traditionally made from palm leaf and bamboo leaf are planned for export to America, according to the Commerce Ministry.
The export of the new items consists of nearly 100 chairs and 60 tables made from palm leaves and 350 hats made from bamboo leaves, with a value of about
Myanmar has exported traditional handicrafts worth about US$12million to European Union countries. Among ASEAN member countries, Viet Nam was able to export handicrafts worth US$442million and Cambodia exported the handicrafts worth US$45million to EU countries.
The Commerce Ministry is making efforts to boost the export volume of Myanmar’s handicrafts to foreign countries, offering courses of marketing, holding workshops and job fairs and linking local businessmen with the foreign buyers.
The ministry will enhance the traditional handicraft business on a manageable scale. Concerted efforts will be exerted to improve Myanmar’s traditional handicraft sector.