First ever export strategy identifies ‘priority sectors’

Burma’s first ever National Export Strategy (NES), which aims to encourage sustainable development through export promotion, was launched on 25 March. The programme, which has identified “priority sectors” for export promotion such as textiles; beans, pulses and oilseeds; fisheries; forestry products; rubber; and tourism, consists of a five-year plan to strengthen small companies and increase exports and trade diversification.