Deputy Minister of Commerce discusses cooperation with EuroCham Anti-illicit Trade Advocacy Group

Deputy Minister of Commerce H.E. U Aung Htoo received the EuroCham Anti-illicit Trade Advocacy Group (AIT AG) in Nay Pyi Taw on 6 August.

The meeting was also joined by Director General of Trade Department U Min Min, Director of Consumer Affairs Department U Swe Tin Kyu and other officials from departments of the Ministry of Commerce.

EuroCham Myanmar delegation was represented by Executive Director Mr. Marc de la Fouchardiere, Government Affairs Manager U Htet Aung Khine, Managing Director of British American Tobacco Mr. Dominique Silvarelli, Co-chair of the AIT AG Daw Khine Wai Thwe (British American Tobacco), Members of the AIT AG U Kyaw Zin Htun (Carlsberg), Daw Myat Phyu The (Heineken) and Daw Thiri Kyar Nyo (METRO Wholesale).

During the meeting, the parties discussed opportunities of cooperation regarding the upcoming EuroCham Anti-illicit Trade Forum, and EuroCham also raised concerns regarding trade volume of illicit goods and their impacts on the economy.

EuroCham is currently planning to organize the second annual Anti-illicit Trade Forum on 19 September 2019 at MGallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, in order to assess the Anti-Illicit Trade societal and environmental impacts and its perspectives.

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