On the 19th September, EuroCham Myanmar together with the Anti-Illicit group organised the 2nd edition of the Anti-Illicit Trade forum in Nay Pyi Taw.
The event was attended by more than 140 guests, with the presence of H.E. U Soe Win, Union Minister of Planning and Finance, U Maw Than, Auditor General of the Union, Daw Myat Myat Soe, Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission, and U Aung Naing Oo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
High-level government representatives and media were given a tour around an exhibition showcasing some smuggled and counterfeit goods available for purchase in many shops in Myanmar. Explanatory images of seized smuggled and counterfeit products were also displayed in order to assess the extent of illicit trade in Myanmar.
UNODC and MMRD set the scene with respective presentations on Illicit Trade and Transnational Organised Crime and the results of a survey conducted on the Tax losses on selected consumer goods.
The event provided insightful outcomes, through panel discussions with regulation and enforcement bodies and roundtables exchanges on Agrobusiness, Beverages &consumer goods, Health and Intellectual property.