Yunnan Province, China I would like to say that China has issued a directive that Burmese-owned cargo ports in Kyaikkhaung will only be allowed to operate in partnership with Chinese nationals. VOA Burmese correspondent Zaw Htet reports.
Chinese officials say a Chinese-owned joint venture will be allowed to resume operations if the Burmese-owned freight forwarding business in the Chinese city of Qiaokuang is closed.
Yunnan authorities have sent a seven-page Sino-Burmese bilingual directive to Burmese businessmen saying they will take action if they do not comply.
Win Aung Khant, chairman of the Muse Highway Freight Forwarders Association, told VOA he could not accept the Chinese authorities’ directive issued on Tuesday.
“Yes. He no longer accepts Burmese citizens. They must be Chinese citizens to apply for a license. They also asked Chinese citizens to pay more than 50 percent of their shares.
We cannot accept it because we work in two countries in the Free Trade Zone. If we accept them, we will not be able to work. ”
Myanmar freight forwarders are preparing to negotiate with the Chinese authorities over the directive.
In discussions with Chinese officials, they discussed the possibility of applying for a business license with a Myanmar citizen registration card. To allow Burmese workers to be insured with the person in charge of the port; Inspected according to Chinese regulations
လူ ဝင်၊ Win Aung Khant, chairman of the Muse Highway Freight Forwarders Association, said five issues would be raised, including allowing people to leave.
Home building materials from China Electronics, Food and other general merchandise are being shipped to Burma through these Burmese-owned truck terminals.
There are more than 100 shipping gates in the Chinese city of Gyeonggi, China, which are licensed by the Yunnan government and pay taxes.
Min Thein, vice-chairman of the Muse Rice Commodity Exchange, criticized the move, saying it was convenient for Burmese goods to be shipped to China because it was a Burmese-owned gateway, and that it no longer accepts Burmese sole proprietorship.
“The Chinese government has ordered that a Chinese national be allowed to open the gates only if he or she shares,” he said. You must apply within 10 days. The name must be changed. Partnering with a Chinese citizen is like giving half of your share. That’s not good. It should not be done. ”
A statement issued by Chinese officials said that Burmese cargo ports were included. Chinese employers also face large fines for keeping Burmese workers without a so-called temporary work permit.
On August 11, Chinese police arrested and interrogated about 900 Burmese workers at two meat factories in eastern China’s Shandong province.
As Myanmar and China are neighbors, the trade community says the two sides should coordinate to facilitate trade and sending workers.