Alert on new MIC notification 26/2016
The Myanmar Investment Commission (“MIC”) in exercise of the powers granted under the Foreign Investment Law has issued the MIC notification 26/2016 dated 21 March 2016. This notification generally states which economic activities would be:
Economic activities that is deemed to deteriorate the watershed or catchment protection forests, religious places, traditional belief, pasture land, shifting cultivation farms and water resources will now be prohibited.
The following types of activities have been removed from this part of the list:-
The above removal of need for joint ventures (and thus potentially could be carried out by a wholly foreign owned entity) for the above activities should bode well for the development of the agricultural sector in Myanmar.
The production and distribution of vaccines in Myanmar will only be allowed as a joint venture with a government organisation and will be required to comply with WHO GMP standards.
KPMG will be happy to assist in the planning and application for investment permits under the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law and the Special Economic Zone legislation. KPMG has a wealth of experience in helping our clients succeed in these areas and to help them understand the differences before they make a critical decision which would have a long term impact on their business.
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