Foreign wine imports to hit Myanmar’s shelves

(From Myanmar Times)

Wine suppliers are distributing foreign brands into the local market legally for the first time after the Ministry of Commerce opened the door to imported wine earlier this year, though only a handful of companies have so far been licenced, industry sources said.

U Tin Ye Win, a commerce ministry director in Nay Pyi Taw, said three or four companies have been granted licences, and several more are in the process of applying, but have not yet met all the requirements.

Premium Distribution Company has been importing wines from South Africa and Italy since late November and Loi Hein Group has been granted an exclusive licence to import Thailand’s Spy wines. “These suppliers are well-experienced and will influence the whole market,” U Tin Ye Win said. Read more

DTR Company has been importing wine since October. Photo: Thiri Lu / The Myanmar Times

DTR Company has been importing wine since October. Photo: Thiri Lu / The Myanmar Times



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