Myanmar rice to enter Philippine market
The Philippines has offered to buy Myanmar rice through a government-to-government channel, according to the commerce ministry.
Khin Maung Lwin, the assistant secretary of the commerce ministry, said: “The Philippines contacted the Myanmar embassy there requesting to buy rice from Myanmar. Normally, the Philippines imports rice from Vietnam. It can be said that we may overtake Vietnam if [the deal] materializes.”
Indonesia has also offered to buy 300,000 tons of rice from Myanmar. The two governments will sign a contract soon, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation. In early 2016, Myanmar’s first-ever rice exports to Indonesia faced difficulties due to pest infestation.
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