International Agreements | Trade Agreements
The government of Myanmar is entering into an increasing number of international agreements and investment treaties. To date it has signed bi-lateral investment protection agreements with China, India, Kuwait, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Myanmar is part of the ASEAN Free Trade Area. As an ASEAN member Myanmar is party to a wide range of multi-lateral trade related of agreements and initiatives. These include, among others, the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area which is intended to liberalise and facilitate the trade in goods and services improve the business environment and promote cooperation between member countries; and the framework of the EU-ASEAN Cooperation Agreement. ASEAN is currently negotiating varying forms of free-trade arrangements with China, Japan, India and the Republic of Korea. It is due to commence negotiations with the government of Hong Kong in later part of 2013.