Toyota sees rising demand despite inability to issue Yangon license

Toyota Motors is seeing demand rise for its imported automobiles despite the inability to issue Yangon license plates allowing car owners to legally park in the notoriously congested city. The Japanese car maker yesterday launched the new Toyota Rush in Myanmar, where it hopes to sell up to 80 new units of the Rush within […]

Yangon Car Showrooms Suffer from Policy Vacuum

​​ Since April 1, 2016, showrooms have been unable to import new cars for personal use, because the government in April told township officials in Yangon to stop issuing import recommendation letters, which are necessary to bring cars into the city for individual use. For almost a year since the halt, not much has changed […]

Auto Industry Firm Against Adopting Singaporean System

Amid the ongoing struggle to rein in the number of cars in traffic-choked Yangon, dealers are already criticising what they believe may be the authorities’ latest scheme for keeping new cars out. The regional government, which sets the policy, has yet to confirm that they will introduce a system of Certificates of Entitlement (COE), similar to that […]

New car imports on hold until public transport system improved: YRTA

People hoping to have the ban on new car imports to Yangon lifted will have to wait until improvements have been made in public transport, an official from the YRTA has confirmed. New car imports for personal use were suspended in April when the government told township officials to stop issuing recommendation letters, which recognise […]