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Myanmar Tightens Fuel, Cooking Oil Imports While Ensuring Supply

Cooking oil inside an Ocean Supercenter store, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Cooking oil inside an Ocean Supercenter store, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Myanmar said it’s making the importation of fuel and cooking oil more stringent to prevent the trade balance from reverting back into a deficit.

“We systematically supervise imports of cooking oil and fuel,” Major General Zaw Min Tun, lead spokesman for the State Administration Council, said in a briefing on Friday. “We need to reduce imports of cooking oil while working to improve domestic production given plenty of resources in our country.”