Burma will open three new border trade stations to promote commerce with Thailand and India, an advisor to the trade minister said. Two stations will open on the Thai border: one at Maese, Karenni State; and another at Maw Taung in Tenasserim Division. The third will be at the Htantalan crossing from Chin State to India. Burma had a surplus in border trade this year, with an export value of US$29 billion and an import value of US$1 billion. There are now 15 official border trade stations in Burma, with Bangladesh, China, India and Thailand.