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Myanmar, Thailand sign agreement to facilitate overland trade

Published June 12, 2019
By THIHA KO KO @mmtimes

Overland cross-border trade between Myanmar and Thailand will officially commence at the end of July following an agreement to allow vehicles from both sides across the border to facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries.

The agreement, which followed discussions that started a year ago, will see the governments of both countries issue licenses to logistics companies to transport goods overland through the Yangon (Thilawa)-Myawaddy-Mae Sot-Bangkok (Laem Chabang) route.

Under the agreement, 100 vehicles from each country will be granted temporary one-year passes to transport goods across the border along the route. Thilawa would be where all Thai vehicles will have to stop for customs inspections while Thailand will carry out customs inspections in Mae Sot.

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The Muse trading gate at the border between Myanmar and China. Aung Myin Ye Zaw/The Myanmar Times
Created at 2019-06-16 21:59:25