Jan 16, 2017

Garment Exports Double Spurred by Rising Orders From the EU

Myanmar garment exports have doubled in 2016 compared to export values of the previous year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Rising orders from European countries have caused the surge in garment exports, said U Win Myint, Director of Ministry of Commerce.
As of December 15th, garment exports reached $1.05 billion, up from $460 million during same period last year, the ministry’s data showed.
This year, orders from European countries have risen because we have EU’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Last year exports were slightly down because of labour issues,” U Win Myint added.
In 2013, in the wake of reforms by the Thein Sein government, the EU reinstated its Generalised Systems of Preferences (GSP), which gives poor nations favourable trade benefits when dealing with the EU.
Within the EU’s GSP system, Myanmar qualifies for the lowest rung ‘Everything But Arms’ programme, which allows the least developed countries generous duty free access to the European market on everything but arms and ammunition.
Garment factories must comply with international labour rights and environmental standards to be eligible for the programme and while some owners have strived to raise their factories up to these standards, many have been reluctant.
Under the USDP-led government, the garment industry was marred by conflicts between garment factories owners and workers, who clashed over demands for a basic minimum wage and claims of egregious labor rights abuses .
Myanmar garment exports are going well. Six investment proposals were recently approved by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), including five garment businesses from Hong Kong,” said U Aung Naing Oo, Director General of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
While most garments exports went to Japan and the EU, followed by South Korea, the EU might overtake Japan next fiscal year, said Daw Khaing Khaing Nwe, Secretary of Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association.
To gain eaccess to more lucrative markets, Myanmar’s garment industry is trying to shift to the more advanced Free on Board (FOB) assembly system from the low-skilled, labour intensive Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) system employed in most factories. 

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ယခုႏွစ္အထည္ခ်ဳပ္တင္ပို႔မႈပမာဏသည္ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ဘ႑ာႏွစ္အလားတူပမာဏထက္ႏွစ္ဆေက်ာ္ပိုမိုတင္ပို႔ႏိုင္ေၾကာင္းစီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရး  ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွ  သိရသည္။
ရင္းႏွီးျမႇဳပ္ႏွံမႈတိုးတက္လာသည္ႏွင့္အမွ်အထည္ခ်ဳပ္က႑၏ထုတ္လုပ္မႈမ်ားမွာတိုးတက္လာၿပီးအီးယူႏိုင္ငံမ်ားမွခ်ဳပ္ထည္မွာယူမႈမ်ားေၾကာင့္ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ႏွစ္ပမာဏထက္ႏွစ္ဆေက်ာ္ပိုမိုတိုးတက္လာသည္ဟုစီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွၫႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးဦးဝင္းျမင့္ကေျပာသည္။
ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ဘ႑ာႏွစ္ဒီဇင္ဘာလ၁၅ရက္အထိအထည္ခ်ဳပ္တင္ပို႔မႈတန္ဖိုးမွာအေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ၄၆၀သန္းရွိၿပီးယခုႏွစ္အလားတူကာလတြင္အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ၁၀၅၀သန္းနီးပါးေက်ာ္လြန္၍တင္ပို႔ႏိုင္ထားေၾကာင္းစီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာန၏စာရင္းဇယားမ်ားအရသိရသည္။
အထည္ခ်ဳပ္တင္ပို႔မႈက႑တြင္ဂ်ပန္၊အီးယူႏွင့္ကိုရီးယားႏိုင္ငံ    မ်ားမွအစဥ္လိုက္ရပ္တည္ေနၿပီးလာမည့္ဘ႑ာႏွစ္တြင္အီးယူသို႔တင္ပို႔မႈမွာဂ်ပန္ႏိုင္ငံထက္ေက်ာ္လြန္သြားဖြယ္ရွိသည္ဟုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအထည္ခ်ဳပ္လုပ္ငန္းရွင္မ်ားအသင္းမွအတြင္းေရးမွဴးေဒၚခိုင္ခိုင္ႏြယ္ကေျပာသည္။
လက္ရွိတြင္ျပည္တြင္း၏အထည္ခ်ဳပ္တင္ပို႔မႈက႑တြင္လက္ခစားစနစ္ျဖင့္သာအဓိကထားတင္ပို႔ေနရၿပီးကိုယ္တိုင္ခ်ဳပ္လုပ္တင္ပို႔စနစ္သို႔ေရာက္ရွိႏိုင္ရန္အတြက္ရင္းႏွီးျမႇဳပ္ႏွံမႈ၊နည္းပညာမ်ား၊    ကၽြမ္းက်င္လုပ္သားလိုအပ္ခ်က္ရွိေနသည္ဟုစီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ကူးသန္းေရာင္းဝယ္ေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွၫႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးဦးဝင္းျမင့္က

Source: Myanmar Business Today

 
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