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1st  Legal Workshop in Myanmar

1st Legal Workshop in Myanmar

Dual-Use

Event date: 04/07/2017 - 05/07/2017

The EU P2P Consortium organised together with the Department of Trade of the Ministry of Commerce a workshop on the legal framework of Myanmar in relation to dual-use trade controls, in Nay Pyi Taw on 4-5 July 2017.

The objectives of the workshop was to:
- present the existing legislation and ensuing regulations of Myanmar that establish controls on the trade;
- discuss the implementation of such a legislation together with local experts;
- exchange on international practices in the area of export controls and,
- study the possibilities for enhancing specific controls on the trade of dual-use items.

The event was opened by Mr, Yan Naing Tun, Director General of the Department of Trade of the Ministry of Commerce. 16 participants from the Ministries of Commerce, Finance (Customs), Industry, Energy, Agriculture, the Attorney's General Office and the Supreme Court shared their experiences and views on the existing legislation. Moreover, they actively contributed to defining a way forward for the national dual-use trade control system, on the basis of existing mechanisms and in line with the international best practices.

After fruitful exchanges of views and analysis of the current legal provisions, it emerged that stakeholders in the workshop share similar perspectives as to the way forward for the adoption and implementation of a dual-use trade control framework in Myanmar. The general consensus is to discuss the design of a new and comprehensive law, completed by adequate regulations and a licensing process based on existing competences of sectorial Ministries and the Ministry of Commerce. The establishment of a working group for defining the main lines of the future national dual-use legislation is under consideration. The Myanmar experts committed to engaging with interested parties in the EU to move this process forward under the EU P2P Programme.

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