Special task force to be created to curb illegal trade

Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar will form special task forces to curb illegal trade and will conduct surprise checks with mobile teams at some trading main gates, Xinhua reported quoting state media.

Myanmar Vice President U Myint Swe told a private sector development committee meeting on Saturday that small and medium enterprises (SME) suffered from illicit trading while paying tax as they cannot keep up with non-competitive import practices whereby foreign companies undercut Myanmar's domestic producers by flooding the market with cheap surplus goods.

Minister of Commerce Dr. Than Myint said the special mobile teams will start operation in Kachin, Shan, Kayin and Mon states and Tanintharyi region, calling for support from the private sector in the move.

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