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Recruitment in Myanmar, Employment of Workers: SEZ & Foreign Investment Laws

MiTA is a consulting firm providing services for business & investment in Myanmar since 2009. MiTA Myanmar @ Investment & Strategic Business Consulting provide training, recruitment services in Myanmar & local content management consulting services to foreign & local Myanmar companies to meet the requirements of Myanmar Foreign Investment Law, SEZ Laws and Labor regulations in Myanmar. Myanmar Foreign Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Laws specifies requirements for employing local and foreign workers – unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers and expert professionals. According to the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law the investor shall:

  1. In appointing skilled workers, technicians and staff for skilled jobs, citizens shall have been appointed at least 25 percent within the first two –year , at least 50 percent within the second two-year and at least 75 percent within the third two-year from the year of commencement of the business. The Commission may increase the suitable time limit for the business based on knowledge;
  2. Arrange to provide practicing and training to citizen staff for improvement of the working skills;
  3. Appoint only citizens for the works which do not require skills,
  4. Carry out the recruitment of workers from the Labor Exchange office of local labor exchange agencies or by the arrangement of the investor;

 

The commission may pass the following one or more penalties against the investor who violates any of the provisions of the Foreign Investment law (FIL), rules, regulations , by-laws, procedures, notifications, orders, directives issued under the FIL or terms and conditions mentioned in the permit (Chapter – XVIII of Myanmar Foreign Investment Law: Administrative Penalty):

  1. Censure;
  2. Temporary suspension of tax exemption and relief;
  3. Revocation of the permit; and
  4. Black listed with no further issuance of any permit in the future.

 

The investor has the right to apply Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) with sound reasons to get some reliefs, if investor has difficulty to meet the above stipulated requirements.
Procedure to apply certificate for work permit and requirement (Managerial, supervisor, expertise)
Employment of foreign experts and technicians by the enterprises formed under the Permit issued by MIC is allowed. Form – 8 of Foreign Investment Law is for applying work permit & Form – 9 is for applying stay permit in Myanmar.
The following procedures would have to be completed to employ foreign experts and technicians:

  1. The investor has to mention the number of foreign experts/technicians to be employed in the investment application form submitted to the MIC;
  2. After obtaining MIC permit, a company has to apply for appointment and stay-permit;
  3. With the endorsement of MIC, a company has to apply for work permit to the Directorate of labor under the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security , and for stay permit and visa to the Immigration and National Registration Department under the Ministry of Immigration and Population;

 

Myanmar is in transition for fast economic development and Government is making new investor friendly rules & regulations for real development. You may contact relevant Government Ministries or consulting companies advising investment in Myanmar for updated information in this connection.
In Myanmar, we have a Panel of Advisors and Senior Consultants who retired from various Myanmar Government Ministries / Departments / Enterprises. MiTA Myanmar Team consists of professionally qualified and highly experienced personnel with international experience.
MiTA’s Myanmar consulting practice spans across industries: • Oil and GasPowerRenewable EnergyMiningTelecommunicationInformation Technology & IT Enabled Services Real EstateInfrastructureAgricultureMedical & Health CareManufacturingSMEEnvironmental Engineering and Waste ManagementFisheries and AquacultureGarments and ApparelHandicrafts and AntiqueBanking Finance and Insurance.
In Myanmar, MiTA provides one-stop customized consulting service to foreign investors for entry into Myanmar’s emerging market and business match-making with local companies. Our services cover market research and due diligence, technical feasibility, IEE-EIA-SIA, MIC permit, Myanmar company registration, liaison with Government Ministries and Departments, localization of business, HRM-Recruitment-local content management and project management support services. For details of our services please visit SERVICES page.

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