Union Minister Dr Than Myint participates in soft launch ceremony of upgraded Myanmar Tradenet 2.0

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Union Minister Dr Than Myint joins the soft launch ceremony of upgraded Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 system on 12 November 2020. Photo: MNA

The soft launch ceremony of upgraded Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 system, which will enable online registrations of export-import registration cards and related cards and online applications for export-import licences online, was held yesterday morning via videoconferencing.
During the ceremony, Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint said that applications for export-import licences and related activities will now be better done by using upgraded Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 online services, which will save time and money of traders.
Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 will facilitate the department’s operations. Other relevant departments will also be able to effectively use the system. It is also intended to be a system that can support the National Single Window, according to the Union Minister.
The online service will be easy to use for the traders, said the Union Minister, who added that the system would be first of its kind in Myanmar. He continued that the system will help Myanmar better position in the Ease of Doing Business Ranking.
As the first step to be able to use the upgraded Myanmar Tradenet 2.0, export-import business persons can submit their applications for TradeNet membership starting from 1 November 2020. They will be able to apply for exporter/importer registration cards and related cards starting from 16 November. The system will enable applications for exporting/importing some items starting from 1 December. It is aimed that the upgraded system will be able to accept applications for exporting/importing all kinds of items starting from January 2021.
The USAID and the Information Matrix Co., Ltd helped the Ministry to implement the Myanmar Tradenet 2.0 system.
The ceremony was also participated by the Deputy Minister for Commerce, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Directors General, the UMFCCI Chairperson, officials from related associations, traders, USAID Mission Director in Myanmar Ms. Aler Grubbs, other officials from USAID, the Managing Director from Information Matrix Co.,Ltd, other officials from the company, and officials from MPU, KBZ, MCB and Ayeyawady Banks.
Commercial attachés from Myanmar Embassies in foreign countries, officials from border trade centres, and foreign media also participated in the ceremony.—MNA(Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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