Myanmar adds soap and toothpaste to import ban

Hot off the heals on the ban on importing certain food products across land borders, the Directorate of Trade (Myawaddy Trading Zone), under the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has as of 4 June 2021 further prohibited the import over land borders of:

  • soap

  • soap powder

  • toothpaste

The reason given in the MOC letter for the ban is to reduce the demand for foreign exchange and to support local businesses. The import ban has no prescribed end date.

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