The FTA Trade perspective is the FTA's external newsletter. Replacing what was previosuly called the FTA Bulletin, the Trade Perspectives provides facts and figures on key markets, insights into the latest disputes and trade developments, commentary on sustainable supply chains, and interviews with key players in European and international trade negotiations. In our first issue of Trade Perspectives, we focus on Myanmar. After years of isolation from the global economy, the country is becoming one of the most exciting, if uncertain, growth prospects for trade in the Asian region. Reform was clearly on the cards when Aung San Suu Kyi was voted into the Myanmese Parliament in April last year. But it is the pace of reform that has caught everyone’s attention, especially those in the trade arena. In recent months, the international community has accelerated initiatives to open up trade with Myanmar, and EU companies are increasingly considering its potential as a sourcing country. We examine the emerging opportunities and interview Andreas List who heads the EU Delegation in Yangon. We also feature a piece on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and ask whether the appointment of Roberto Azevêdo on 1 September 2013 as the new Director General can help to break the deadlock of the stalled Doha Round.