Exporting to Myanmar
Myanmar is strategically situated between China and India, which can make it an ideal location for businesses looking to grow their presence in the area.
The country’s many natural resources include oil and gas, minerals, precious stones and gems, timber and hydropower potential. For this reason, there are plenty of opportunities for UK businesses in the extractive industries.
Growing community of exporters
Myanmar’s similar legal system has helped a community of British companies establish themselves. For instance, companies like Shell, Unilever and big four accounting firms are already making significant investments.
Opportunities for exporters
There are opportunities for UK companies across a broad range of industries. Our trade advisers in Myanmar have identified particular opportunities for UK businesses in the following sectors.
Infrastructure and energy
Aid development projects
Myanmar’s government cannot afford to fund its vast infrastructure requirements alone. An active international community of donors and development partners is helping to filter projects to ensure they fit the country’s needs. UK advisory, project management and niche-technology firms could find excellent opportunities.
Familiarity with UK business
Because of the UK's footprint in the region, many decision makers in government and business are familiar British business practices. There’s also a positive perception of UK products and services.
Myanmar’s infrastructure and energy sectors offer opportunities for UK companies to gain a foothold in markets outside of Myanmar. Smaller UK firms may benefit from partnering with other suppliers working on a project. This approach has worked in the past, leading to future collaborations.
Demand for UK courses and services
In Myanmar there’s high demand for and a general willingness to invest in UK education products and services. There’s currently interest in UK courses and qualifications delivered through transnational education partnerships, as well as in teaching materials.
Low market saturation
With high demand and a population of 52.8 million, Myanmar’s education sector presents considerable growth potential for UK companies. There are opportunities across all levels of education, including primary, secondary, higher and vocational.