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|Customs Regulations in Myanmar
A foreigner may import "reasonable quantities" of household
goods and personal effects into Myanmar duty free under the following
He/she has diplomatic status or works for
a legally registered foreign company or business cooperation.
He/she obtains a letter from the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her diplomatic status or, in
the case of a non-diplomat, he/she obtains a valid visa and
stay permit from the Ministry of Labor.
If the above criteria are met, only one sea
and one air shipment are permitted duty free.
with the exception of diplomats, must pay duty on consumable
All goods imported
duty free by a foreigner must also be re-exported upon his or
her eventual departure from Myanmar.
must be in Myanmar at the time of clearance.
equipment, i.e., satellite dishes, fax machines, phones, switchboards,
walkie-talkies, short-wave radios, etc., must have individual
import permits from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
prior to arrival. Moving companies are not authorized
to represent any shipper in front of this Ministry. It is his
or her responsibility to obtain these import permits.
imported should be declared to the Ministry of Information.
List all electrical
items separately, stating brand, model, and serial number.
Goods prohibited from entering Myanmar include:
Never mix household goods and personal effects
with commercial goods. Office furniture, stationary, and office
machinery are considered commercial goods.
Only a diplomat may import a vehicle into Myanmar duty free.
For all other foreigners, duty will be assessed at approximately
300% of the new value of the vehicle. All autos must be left-hand
Most pets, including
dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Myanmar with no quarantine
period required. The documents necessary at the time of import
are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and
a current vaccination card.