On 6 November 2014, Herman Poelmann, CEO of Pole Group, was invited to take part on behalf of the Foreign trade Association in the public hearing "Time to invest in Myanmar?" at the European Parliament. The session saw the participation of more than 100 parliamentarians, political advisors and interested stakeholders and provided a platform for an open dialogue on the economic and political development of Myanmar/Burma. Herman Poelmann's speech referred to both the many business opportunities the country offers and the important number of existing trade barriers.
The EU and Myanmar announced the start of negotiations for an investment agreement in March 2014. FTA is a strong advocate of closer business links with this promising market and has actively promoted the start of talks for many years. Once concluded, such an agreement would improve the legal environment for European investors in Myanmar.
Please find here the FTA Position Paper on Myanmar