The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is the Burmese governmentagency plays a vital role in transformation process of the implementation of market oriented economic system. Its Headquarters is located at Building 3, Nay Pyi Taw, in Burma.
Office of the Minister
Directorate of Trade
Department of Border Trade
Myanmar Agricultural Produce Trading
Since the time of independence in 1948 up to 1962, the foreign trade had been conducted by the following boards and corporations.
Union of Burma Purchase Board
Civil Supplies Administration Board
Electrical Supplies Board
State Agricultural Marketing Board
State Timber Board
Joint Venture Corporations
Defence Service Institute
Burma Economic Development Corporation
Establishment of Trade Council
In 1964, the wholesales shops, broker houses, companies, departmental stores and warehouses all over the country were nationalized. In 1965, the Trade Council was established and the following trade organizations had been set up under the Ministry of Trade.
22 Trade Corporations
14 State/Divisional Trade Offices
283 Township Trade Offices
1942 People's Shops
In 1976, in accordance with the economic policy of the Burma Socialist Programme Party the trade organizations had been reformed as follows,
Department of Trade
11 Trading Corporations and their divisional/branch offices, factories/workshops