Since its establishment and official opening by German Federal President Joachim Gauck in February 2014, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce supports German companies seeking information and advice on market entry in one of the most exciting countries worldwide. Challenges remain in a market, where legislative frameworks, economic development and the local business structure undergo rapid changes following the opening up in 2011.
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce as part of the AHK network supports with a range of services tailored to the needs of German companies and works on inquiries regarding exports, investment, sourcing and project activities. It closely co-operates with local institutions, especially the UMFCCI (Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and fosters contacts with Myanmar companies. It works alongside the German Myanmar Business Chamber (GMBC).
Download or AHK brochure here.
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organized on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
During the Electric, Power & Renewable Energy Myanmar 2015 Exhibition from 26 – 28 Nov 2015, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...
Gar-Tex Expo 2017, 29 - 31 March 2017, www.gartex-myanmar.com/
Complast Myanmar 2017, 27 - 29 April 2017, www.complastexpo.in/myanmar/index.php
Agro Myanmar 2017, 14 - 15 May 2017, Mandalay, www.veas.com.vn
Food and Hotel Myanmar 2017, 7 - 9 June 2017, www.foodhotelmyanmar.com/FHMyanmar/2017/en/index.asp
Myanmar Phar-Med Expo, 5 - 7 July 2017, www.pharmed-myanmar.com
Lab Myanlanmar 2017, 5 - 7 July 2017, www.emclab.de/de/messen/emclab-messen-2017/labmyanlanmar-2017.html
Manufacturing Myanmar 2017, 21 - 23 Sep 2017, http://manufacturingmyanmar.com
ProPak Myanmar 2017, 21 - 23 Sep 2017, www.propakmyanmar.com/pkm/2017/en/index.asp
Building & Construction Myanmar 2017, 12-14 Oct 2017, www.buildingmyanmar.com/bldg/2017/en/index.asp
For a full list of exhibitions, please check here
When you visit Myanmar, keep in mind the following:
Business visitors need a visa - and an official invitation letter. Visa on arrival procedures at Yangon airport are smooth if you have your documents at hand. Since 1 July 2015, e business visa are available with a 3 days processing time. Please note that visa procedures have changed in January 2016. For requirements please check the website of the Myanmar Embassy in Berlin.
Myanmar is a cash economy. ATMs exist and both Visa and Mastercard are accepted in most hotels and some restaurants. But bring enough cash in USD - new bank notes only!
You can get roaming with European mobile phones - but please check with your provider, which contract upgrade you may need. You can purchase local SIM cards after arrival.
When you follow up: Myanmar is a text only country. As internet connection is weak, avoid to send huge files.
And look forward to your visit in the most friendly country in Asia (and probably world wide)!