The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) will steer private sectors to ensure that the foreign currency earned from exports will be deposited in the local bank accounts, the CBM’s governor Daw Than Than Swe said. On 20 March, the governor made that remark at a meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw with the companies that fail to deposit export earnings.
According to Sections 18 (A) and 38 (B) of the Foreign Exchange Management Law and directive 27/2021, exporters to Asian countries must deposit their export income within 45 days from the starting day. Those shipping goods to countries outside Asia must deposit income within 90 days.
The Central Committee on Ensuring Smooth Flow of Trade and Goods, the Ministry of Commerce, the Bureau of Special Investigation and the Working Group on facilitation of Trade and Goods are monitoring whether there is actual export income into the local bank account or not. Export earnings are one of the main foreign capital inflows. It also plays a pivotal role in stabilizing the forex market. Strong compliance of the export companies to the Foreign Exchange Management Law, rules and regulations will facilitate money flows.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar