Given the lack of data and information on Myanmar’s illicit trade activities, EuroCham has missioned a report on AIT activities in Myanmar and will host the Anti-Illicit Trade Forum 2019, as it recognises how valuable information can be as a tool to raise awareness and mobilise action. This second edition of Anti-illicit Trade Forum will take place in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday 19th of September 2019.
The objective of the event is to present the report findings, as well as EuroCham’s concerns as the EuroCham Myanmar Anti-illicit Trade Advocacy Group and industry representatives to relevant stakeholders and media.
This event, on a highly topical issue, is the only one in Myanmar, and is meant to assess the Anti-Illicit Trade societal and environmental impacts and its perspectives; The in-depth discussions will strive to improve the knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment and economic circumstances that enable illicit trade and provide recommendations on priority areas.
The panels will include high-level government officials, key experts from international organisations and academics, as well as leading private sector representatives to share their experience on the ground.
An ‘Anti-illicit Trade Experience Zone’ in the form of an exhibition will be displayed for the attendees. The physical products like counterfeit medicine, consumer goods and other products, will be accompanied with explanatory images and figures in order to assess the extent of illicit trade in Myanmar.
In the afternoon, round table sessions on various topics will be organised to deepen the conversation. Key players from the private sector, public institutions and local associations are to discuss pressing issues and bring to light common solutions.