Millers, merchants urge illegal China-bound rice be stanched

The illegal outflow of rice via China’s border routes needs to be addressed through existing policies, regional rice-mill associations and local rice merchants have told the government. The export of rice without licence via Muse and Lwejel regions along the border with China, they said. Many bags of rice are being smuggled out of the […]

Myanmar rice companies benefit from Thai expertise

Thai rice companies are now exploring new joint venture opportunities with their Myanmar counterparts — the goal is to leverage on the untapped potential that Myanmar offers as a rice exporter. Myanmar was once the world’s top rice exporter, before military rule. YANGON: Rice in Myanmar is not just a staple food for its people, […]