Myanmar: The Frontier | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Myanmar: The Frontier

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On April 17, U.S. companies that have successfully established operations in Myanmar (Burma) will share their experiences, insights, and practical advice during a webcast event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The event will feature representatives from companies with operations in Myanmar, as well as senior officials from the U.S. Departments of State and the Treasury, who will help U.S. companies understand some of the legal obligations and requirements for doing business in Myanmar.

This webcast will provide a window into Myanmar's market for small, medium, and large businesses across the United States. It will be a unique opportunity to learn about Myanmar's economic potential, and the rules for doing business there.

A Webcast Event Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
And AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter of AMCHAM Thailand
April 17, 2014
2:00 P.M. EST


2:00                Welcome and Introduction
                        John Goyer, Senior Director, Southeast Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
                        Eric Rose, AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter Executive Committee Member,
                          & Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited

2:05                Recorded Video Address from the United States Ambassador
                        The Hon. Derek Mitchell, U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar

2:15                Doing Business in Myanmar: A View From the Practitioners
                        Kate Irvin, Group Director, Diplomatic Relations, The Coca-Cola Company
                        Ryan Manicom, Corporate Business Development, Holloman Corporation
                        Dr. Frederick Naing Latt Win, Myanmar-US  Chamber of Commerce
                        Eric Toumayan, Director, Government Relations, APR Energy LLC
                        Eric Rose, AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter Executive Committee Member,
                          & Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited

3:00                Q&A and Discussion

3:15                The Remaining Sanctions: What Business Needs to be Aware of
                        Jennifer Hershfang, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control
                          U.S. Department of the Treasury
                        Stacey May, Human Rights Officer for Burma, Office of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
                          U.S. Department of State

3:35                Q&A and Discussion

3:45                Concluding Remarks
                        John Goyer, Senior Director, Southeast Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

3:50                 End of Program

Resources for Doing Business in Myanmar

How to Do Business in Myanmar
Eric C. Rose and Nina Laserson Dunn

Investing in Myanmar: Balancing Risk and Reward (Part 1)
Inside Counsel, April 14, 2014

Spoler Alert: Myanmar Is About to Adopt IPR Laws
Inside Counsel, March 31, 2014

Investing in Myanmar and Diving in a New Labor Pool
Inside Counsel, February 17, 2014

Construction and Infrastructure Developments in Myanmar, Boom or...Boom?
Inside Counsel, February 3, 2014

Banking Reform in Myanmar
Inside Counsel, January 20, 2014

Notes on Corporate Social Responsibility and Myanmar and “The Fire Next Time,” an op-ed
David Steinberg, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University

A Guide to Doing Business in Myanmar
AmCham Thailand, November 15, 2013

U.S. Government Resources

U.S. Embassy Rangoon: Doing Business in Burma

Ex-Im Bank Opens for Short-Term and Medium-Term Financing in Myanmar

U.S. Department of State Reporting Requirements for Burma

Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

Completed Investment Reports by U.S. Companies

U.S. Department of Treasury Complete List of Resources for Burma Sanctions

Summary of Burma Sanctions:

Current Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List
(Select Burma within the 'Program' menu)

Myanmar News Outlets

Eleven Myanmar  

The Irrawaddy  

Mizzima News 

The Myanmar Times  

Democratic Voice of Burma