Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2016
DTIS update N/A
WTO accession 1995

Working together with local stakeholders and development partners, EIF is supporting Myanmar to incorporate trade into its National Comprehensive Development Plan.

Myanmar has developed trade-specific strategies based on 4 main pillars: 1) agricultural development, 2) balanced growth among regions and states, 3) inclusive growth, and 4) quality statistics.

MOU 18/08/15
Budget 600'000
End date 18/08/18

EIF is supporting Myanmar's integration into the international trading system in order to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.


  • A Medium-Term Programme (MTP) identifying 181 action plans under 5 core pillars and 23 clusters was launched on 30 March 2017.
  • Coordination between line ministries, the private sector, development partners and agencies has been enhanced.
  • A meeting to finalize the classification of categories A, B, C of Myanmar's WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, its Validation and Reform Map was organized on 18 January 2017 at the Ministry of Commerce.
  • 500 participants from the private sector attended trainings organized twice a month from June to November 2017 on Rules of Origin, Self-certificate system, REX system and hardware and network maintenance. 
  • A workshop on capacity building for stakeholders on e-commerce, trade in services, negotiations on domestic regulation and agriculture and food security was organised by the Ministry of Commerce.
  • Myanmar Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS): Opening for Business (Summary) (2016)

  • Myanmar Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS): Opening for Business (2016)


Lorenzo Pascotto
Donor Facilitator, Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar

Aung Htoo
EIF Focal Point, Deputy Minister for Commerce of Myanmar

U Aung Min Thyke
Director Department of Trade Ministry of Commerce