U.S. Commercial Service

Foreign Commercial Service (Rangoon/ Burma)

The Commercial Service Burma opened in 2014, we are here to assist US companies navigate this complex and growing market. Please contact us directly for any questions about doing business in Burma/Myanmar.

Frank Joseph
Senior Commercial Officer
Tel. 95 1 536 509, Fax: 95-1-511069
Email: Frank.Joseph@trade.gov

Dr. Khine Wah Lwin
Senior Commercial Specialist
Tel: (95-1)536 509 Ext. 4909
Email: KhineWah.Lwin@trade.gov
Sectors: Aviation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods, Environmental Technology, Healthcare

Ummay Aiman
Commercial Specialist
Tel: 95 1 536 509 Ext. 4995
Email: Ummay.Aiman@trade.gov
Sectors: Agribusiness, Education, Franchising, Information Technology, SelectUSA, Smart Cities

The following services are offered by the U.S. Commercial Service to U.S. companies interested in the Burmese market.  Please contact Ummay.Aiman@trade.gov for further information.

Gold Key Service (GKS) / Business Matchmaking

We can arrange business appointments for you with potential partners. Our industry specialists put you face-to-face with pre-screened companies that have expressed interest in working with you, enabling you to make the most efficient use of your time in Burma.

International Company Profile (ICP)

The International Company Profile (ICP) helps U.S. companies evaluate potential business partners with confidence by providing detailed research reports on Burmese firms. The ICP is a summary of information obtained by the Commercial Service in Burma on a subject firm, including the most recent financial information on the company derived from publicly available sources, a review of local, regional, and national media, telephone interviews with references (buyers, suppliers, and others), and a visit to the company by a Commercial Service representative. This ICP is not intended to be a substitute for a comprehensive due diligence review to meet obligations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.

Single Company Promotion (SCP)

The Single Company Promotion (SCP) is designed to introduce new-to-market U.S. companies to the Burmese market and to raise the profile of U.S. products and services in Burma. CS Burma will work with U.S. companies and/or their authorized representatives to develop professional, effective promotional events or other strategic activities, such as technical seminars and product/service launch events, designed to connect the U.S. company with targeted Burmese buyers.

Fees and delivery times are determined by a Scope of Work designed to meet the U.S. company’s specific objectives, and may vary depending on local conditions and the availability of physical facilities and staff resources.

Initial Market Check (IMC)

The Initial Market Check (IMC) is an initial assessment of the market potential of a client’s product or service that gathers feedback on that product or service from industry participants in the targeted market. U.S. Commercial Service staff contact 5-10 possible distributors (or other partners) and report whether the possible distributors or other partners expressed interest in partnering with the U.S. client on that product or service. The final report also includes an analysis of the feedback gathered from the possible distributors or other partners and written recommendations for next steps from the U.S. Commercial Service specialist.

Business Facilitation Service (BFS)

We provide various trade promotion services that do not fit into our other service categories. The scope of work and the fee will vary depending on level and type of assistance you require.