- July 30, 2020
Myanmar Focus: Import Licence, ozone-depleting substances (ODS)
The document entitled Import Licence has been updated with regards to the applicable licencing fees in accordance with Notification No. 23/2020 of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) which stipulates a limit of the fee at 30,000 MMK regardless of the customs value of the products. Said measure is to counteract issues concerning the Coronavirus Disease (COVID)-19 outbreak.
Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)
As party to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Myanmar has phased out the importation of methyl bromide and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and products containing these substances. The phase-out plan for hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) is being implemented since 1 January 2013; a complete ban of HCFCs is aimed at for 2040. The Environmental Conservation Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) in Myanmar is responsible for the registration of ozone-depleting substances. Additionally, importers are required to be registered with the quoted authority and an endorsement is to be obtained from the same Ministry in order to be eligible for the importation of such goods into Myanmar. For more information on this matter, please see the following documents:
(*) Licence to Import Ozone-Depleting Substances and Products Containing Them
(*) Registration of Importers of Ozone-Depleting Substances.
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