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OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Myanmar 2014
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  13 Mar 2014
Pages: 372 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264206434 , OECD Code: 202014021P1
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This comprehensive review of Myanmar's policies regarding inward direct  investment covers such issues as trends in investment in Myanmar, responsible business conduct, regulation and protection of investment, investment promotion and facilitation, tax policy, the financial sector in Myanmar, infrastructure in Myanmar, and sustainable investment in Myanmar's agriculture.

Table of contents:

Preface by Dr Kan Zaw, Minister of National Planning and Economic Development, Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD 11
Acronyms and abbreviations 13
Executive summary 17
Assessment and recommendations 21
-Improving the investment climate in Myanmar 28
-Promoting sustainable investment in Myanmar’s agriculture 43
-References  47
Chapter 1. Trends in foreign investment in Myanmar 49
-Trends in FDI in Myanmar 54
Chapter 2. Responsible business conduct in Myanmar 61
-Investment and human and labour rights and environmental protection in Myanmar 65
-International options for promoting responsible investment in Myanmar 71
-Case study: Responsible business conduct in the mineral sector in Africa’s Great Lakes Region 79
-References  81
Chapter 3. Regulation and protection of investment in Myanmar  83
-Legislative and regulatory framework for investment 86
-Myanmar’s ranking under the OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index 96
-Key investment protections provided in the Foreign Investment Law 100
-Principle of non-discrimination in laws relating to investment 105
-Steps taken to improve processes of land ownership registration 106
-Protection of intellectual property rights 108
-Protection against expropriation 110
-Access to justice for investors and alternative dispute resolution 113
-International treaty practice 119
-References 121
-Annex 3.A1.  Do bilateral investment treaties promote FDI inflows? 124
Chapter 4. Investment promotion and facilitation in Myanmar 129
-Myanmar has launched measures to improve the investment climate 132
-Need for a private sector development strategy 138
-Investment promotion and facilitation 140
-Active SME promotion in Myanmar is in its infancy 144
-Special economic zones are central to Myanmar’s investment attraction strategy 146
-References 156
Chapter 5. Myanmar’s tax policy 159
-What factors matter to investors in Myanmar, and how should tax policy makers respond? 161
-Tax system constraints 164
-Recommendations 170
-References 171
Chapter 6. Developing Myanmar’s financial sector 177
-Myanmar’s financial sector is still at an early stage of development 179
-Regulatory deficiencies have prevented the development of the banking sector 182
-State-owned financial institutions play a dominant role in the financial sector 186
-Foreign banking institutions are expected to be allowed to entry in the near future 188
-Strengthening the banking sector requires upgrading the institutional framework 192
-Equity and corporate debt markets have yet to be developed 195
-References 198
Chapter 7. Developing Myanmar’s infrastructure 201
-Introduction and summary 202
-Access to infrastructure is one of the weakest in the region 204
-Investment needed is substantial but prospects for infrastructure development are improving 207
-Overview of policy challenges for attracting private investment in infrastructure 210
-Transport  218
-Telecommunications 232
-Electricity 239
-References 259
Chapter 8. Other aspects of the Policy Framework for Investment in Myanmar 265
-Corporate governance of state economic enterprises 266
-Trade policy 274
-Human Resource Development 285
-References 288
Chapter 9. Promoting sustainable investment in Myanmar’s agriculture 291
-Summary 292
-Context 296
-Investment policy and promotion in agriculture 310
-Responsible investment in agriculture 329
-Sectoral policies encouraging investment in agriculture 337
-Policy recommendations 357
-References 363
-Annex 9.A1. Myanmar’s agricultural policy since the 1960s 366
-Annex 9.A2. Human resource development and research institutions in Myanmar  368

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