On January 30, 2019, Myanmar’s long-awaited Industrial Design Law—the first legislation specifically addressing the protection of industrial designs in the jurisdiction’s history—was passed into law. The law lays out a comprehensive framework for the protection of rights over the external visual design of objects (i.e….

Myanmar’s long-awaited Trademark Law passed the Lower House of Parliament on December 12, 2018, and has now been sent to the Office of the President to be signed into law. If the President wishes to make amendments to the Law, he is able to return…

On August 3, 2018, Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) issued an announcement enacting an anti-corruption code of ethics intended to prevent corruption in both public and private transactions. The code of ethics prohibits all companies and bodies corporates incorporated under the Myanmar…

On May 9, 2018, Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce (MoC) issued Directive 25/2018 (the Directive) permitting 100% foreign-owned companies, and joint venture companies established between Myanmar citizens and non-Myanmar citizens, to conduct retail or wholesale business in Myanmar, provided that they meet minimum initial investment requirements,…

On June 12, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce issued Notification 36/2017 to permit foreign-owned companies to trade and import fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, hospital equipment, and construction materials that are prescribed under the Myanmar Harmonized System (HS) commodity code. Previously, only local companies and local-foreign joint…

DFDL’s Bernard Corrubias examines individual cases of taxable presence rules in Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Vietnam. Please open the attached pdf for this insightful commentary. DFDL ASEAN Path # 9 Permanent Establishment Practices 170415     Attachments DFDL ASEAN Path # 9 Permanent Establishment…

By Christa Avery Recently, whilst chugging along Bogyoke Aung San Road, an enterprising young Burmese lad thrust a bound copy of “The Condominium Law 23 August 2012” through my taxi window. For 3,000 kyatts, I thought it was a bargain (that’s just over $3). Though…

With Myanmar (aka Burma) opening up rapidly TCCC members will no doubt be wanting to learn more, visit and dig-in to this nation on the move. If there’s any country in Southeast Asia that deserves a second chance, it’s Myanmar.