Myanmar Law Database(MLDB)


Update

2019.10.2

Update Information (Laws1448, regulations 268).

New Update Law… 「2019, No.29, New Plant Variety Protection Law」「2019, No.30, Union Tax Law」「Notification No.84, 2019, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations」

2019.09.27

Update Information (Laws1446, regulations 266).

New Update Law… 「19-04_Newsletter_Ministry_of_Commerce.pdf」「19-05_Practice_Statement_Ministry_of_Planning_and_Finance.pdf」「19-06_Newsletter_Ministry_of_Commerce.pdf」

2019.09.20

Update Information (Laws1442, regulations 259).

New Update Law… 「Procedure No.01, 2019, Ministy of Planning and Finance」「Directive No.03, 2019, Ministry of Planning and Finance」「Directive No.02, 2019, Union Attorney General Office」

2019.09.04

Update Information (Laws1441, regulations 253).

New Update Law… 「Notification No.69, 2019, Ministry of Planning and Finance」

2019.8.28

Update Information (Laws1441, regulations 252).

New Update Law… 「2019, No.24, Land Acquisition Resettlement and Rehabilitation Law」「2019, No.25, Fourth Amending Law of the Union Judiciary Law」「Notification No.6, 2019, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism」

2019.8.21

Update Information (Laws1439, regulations 250).

New Update Law… 「19-25_Notification_Ministry_of_Commerce」「19-26_Notification_Ministry_of_Commerce」「19-27_Notification_Ministry_of_Commerce」

2019.8.16

Update Information (Laws1439, regulations 247).

New Update Law… 「Myanmar Telecommunication Corporation Law」

2019.7.31

Update Information (Laws1438, regulations 244).

New Update Law… 「19-15, Copyright Law」「19-21, Amending Law of Bar Council Act」「19-24, Notification of Ministry of Commerce」

2019.7.10

Update Information (Laws1437, regulations 242).

New Update Law… 「Order No. 19-03, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism」「Order No. 19-05, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism」

2019.7.3

Update Information (Laws1434, regulations 236).

New Update Law… 「19-22, Notification of Ministry of Commerce」

2019.6.26

Update Information (Laws1434, regulations 235).

New Update Law… 「19-19, Amending Law of Myanmar Investment Law」「19-20, Taxation Administration Law」「19-21, Amending Law of Bar Council Act」

2019.6.19

Update Information (Laws1431, regulations 232).

New Update Law… 「19-14, Second Amending Law of the Union Civil Service Board Law」「19-15, Copyright Law」「19-17, Second Amending Law of Labor Disputes Law」

2019.5.22

Update Information (Laws1427, regulations 222).

New Update Law… 「17-29_Myanmar_Companies_Law」「19-08_Occupational_Safety_and_Health_Law」「11-01_Directive_Microfinance_Supervisory_Committee」

2019.5.15

Update Information (Laws1425, regulations 219).

New Update Law… 「19-13 Gambling Law」「19-22 Notification National Standard Council」「19-146 Notification Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation」

2019.2.28

Update Information (Laws1418, regulations 189).

New Update Law… 「19-01, Myanmar Traditional Medicine Council Law」「19-02, Industrial Design Law」「19-03, Trademark Law」

2018.10.17

Update Information (Laws1407, regulations 185).

New Update Law… 「18-05, Yangon City Development Council Law」「18-31, Second Amending Law of Myanmar Pearl Law」「18-23, Tax Appeal Tribunal Law」

2018.10.09

Update Information (Laws1407, regulations 185).

New Update Law… 「18, 24, Amending Law of Vacant Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law」「18, 29, Forest Law」「18-26, Myanmar Tourism Law」

2018.09.19

Update Information (Laws1402, regulations 178).

New Update Law… 「18, 06, Amending Law of Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act」「18, 07, National Planning Law from April to September」「18, 08, Notification on Permission to export the high quality goods which are invested and produced in local for foreign investors who cooperate with Myanmar Citizen」

2018.08.29

Update Information (Laws1400, regulations 172).

New Update Law… 「17_07_Union Budget Law」「18_56_Prescribed forms under the Myanmar Companies Law 2017」「18_59_Notification on Requirements for Public Companies 」

2018.08.14

Update Information (Laws1399, regulations 169).

New Update Law… 「18_69_Notification on Leave and Holidays Rules」「18_66_Notification on Myanmar Companies Regulations」「18_03_Newsletter on Prioritized goods categories permitted for retail wholesale」

2018.07.24

Update Information (Laws1399, regulations 165).

New Update Law… 「 15_06_Amending Law of Restriction of Habitual Offender Act」「94_06_The protection of wildlife and conservation of natural areas law」「95_04_Myanmar Police Force Maintenance of Discipline Law」

2018.07.13

Update Information (Laws1396, regulations 163).

New Update Law… 「18-38, Tax Exemption」「90-17, Myanmar Agricultural and Rural Development Bank law」「18_18, Amending Law of Myanmar Red Cross Law 」

2018.06.11

Update Information (Laws1382, regulations 152).

New Update Law… 「18-14, Amending Law on Union Budget Law」「18-13, Amending Law on Early Childhood Welfare and Development Law」「18-12, Protection of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Areas Law」

2018.05.22

Update Information (Laws1377, regulations 149).

New Update Law… 「Notification No.07_2018, Investment activities in education services」「Announcement on investment activities to obtain approval of the MOHA」「Notification No-02, 2018, National Committee on Minimum Wage_minimum wage announcement」

2018.04.11

Update Information (Laws1377, regulations 142).

New Update Law… 「Registration of Deeds Law 2018」「Union Tax Law, 2018」「Amending Law of Caste Disabilities Removal Act」

2018.03.23

Update Information (Laws1374, regulations 142).

New Update Law… 「National Planning Law from April to September, 2018」「Myanmar Mines Rules」「Union Budget Law, 2018」

2018.03.07

Update Information (Laws1372, regulations 141).

New Update Law… 「Amending Law of Special Goods Tax Law(E)」「Amending Law of Myanmar Coastal and Inland Water Transport Business PermitLaw(E)」「Regulation No.19, Liquidity Ratio」「Notification No.09, Issuing Export Negative List」

2018.02.22

Update Information (Laws1372, regulations 137).

New Update Law… 「Repealing Law of Municipal Law (1984)」「Myanmar Hluttaw Unit Law」「Repealing law of the Dock Workers( Regulation of Employment) Act」

2018.01.30

Update Information (Laws1367, regulations 137).

New Update Law… 「Statistics Law」「Amending Law of the Union Auditor General Law (2018)」「Notification No.01, 2018 Notification National Minimum Wages Committee」

2018.01.11

Update Information (Laws1365, regulations 135).

New Update Law… 「State Supplementary Appropriation Law, 2017-2018 」「Myanmar Companies Law」「Notification No.10, 2017 Ministry of Planning and Finance」

2017.12.13

Update Information (Laws1363, regulations 135).

New Update Regulation… 「Notification No.43, 2014 Ministry of Planning and Finance」「Notification No.01, 2015 Ministry of Hotel and Tourism」「Notification No.23, 2015 Ministry of Transport and Communications」

2017.11.16

Update Information (Laws1363, regulations 135).

New Update Regulation… 「Announcement for Companies (Stay Permit and Visa Extension)」「Notification No.49,2017 Permit to export living cattle」「Notification No.38,2017 invoice and sales contract」

2017.10.19

Update Information (Laws1363, regulations 132).

New Update Law… 「Notification of The organizing of the Central Supervisory Body of prevention of hazard from Chemical and related substances」「Notification of Income Tax Relief on the Public Companies listed in Yangon Stock Exchange」「Amending Law of Myanmar Stamp Act」

2017.09.12

Update Information (Laws1363, regulations 128).

New Update Law… 「Irrigation Canal Law」「Notification of Formation, Duties and Powers of Revenue Appellate Tribunal Board」

2017.09.05

Update Information (Laws1362, regulations 128).

New Update Law… 「Amending Law of Myanmar Divorce Act」「Amending Law of Special Marriage Act」「Amending Law of Telecommunications Law」

2017.08.30

Update Information (Laws1361, regulations 128).

New Update Law… 「Amending Law of Myanmar Divorce Act」「Amending Law of Guardians and Wards Act」「Embankment Law」「Amending Law of Special Marriage Act」「Amending Law of the Christian Marriage Act」

2017.08.09

Update Information (Laws1356, regulations 127).

New Update Law…「Law Amending Legal Aid Law」「Water Tax and Embankment Tax Law 2017」「Amending Law of Myanmar Coastal and Inland Water Transport Business Permit Law」「Amending Law of Conservation of Water Resources and Rivers Law」「Petrolium Law」「Amending Law of Special Goods Tax Law」more than 13 Laws updated

2017.06.23

Update Information (Laws1343, regulations 126).

New Update Rule…「Law Amending the Myanmar Immigration (Emergency Provisions)Act,1974」

2017.05.30

Update Information (Laws1342, regulations 122).

New Update Rule…「Subject to inform that the foreign investors are carrying out restricted investment activities according to Myanmar Investment Rules」「National Land Use Policy」

2017.05.24

Update Information (Laws1342, regulations 120).

New Update Rule…「The Conditions to be followed in Importing for selling the Construction Machines and Work Equipment in Show Room」「Situation of Collecting the Commercial Tax on Export/Import Businesses and Announcing the Ways of Deduction」「Amending Notification of withholding tax notification No. 2/2017」「Notification Ministry of Health , 1992」

2017.05.16

Update Information (Laws1342, regulations 116).

New Update Law…「Protection of Public Property Law」「Amending Law of Protection of Public Property Law」「National Planning Law ( FY-2016-2017)」

2017.05.03

Update Information (Laws1339, regulations 113).

New Update Law…「Law of Protection on the Citizen’s Personal Freedom and Security」「Union Tax Law 2017」

2017.04.11

Update Information (Laws1337, regulations 109).

New Update Law…「Farmland Law」

2017.04.04

Update Information (Laws1336, regulations 109).

New Update Law…「Union Budget Law,2017」

2017.03.30

Update Information (Laws1335, regulations 109).

New Update Law…「Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law」「Law of Protection on the Citizen’s Personal Freedom and Security」

2017.03.14

Update Information (Laws1333, regulations 104).

New Update Law…「Second Amending Law of Union Election Commission Law」「Third Amending Law of Union of Myanmar Examination Board Law, 1973」「Union Tax Law, 2017」

2017.02.28

Update Information (Laws1330, regulations 103).

New Update Law…「Amending Law of Commision for Legal Translating Law」「Elderly People Law」

2017.02.15

Update Information (Laws1328, regulations 102).

New Update Notification…「Notification relating to drug manufacturing」

2017.02.07

Update Information (Laws1328, regulations 101).

New Update Notification…「withholding tax」「Ministry of Finance and Revenue Minister Office」「Microfinance Supervisory Committee Instruction」

2017.01.31

Update Information (Laws1328, regulations 98).

New Update Laws…「City Development Law」「Amending Law of Law for Providing Monetary Aid to the Myanmar Socialist Programme Party, 1974」「Right to Private’s Enterprise Law」「Law for Providing Monthly Stipend to Persons who served as the Member of the Union of Myanmar State Leading Committee, 1974」「Law for Providing Monetary Aid to the Myanmar Socialist Programme Party, 1974」「First Pyi Thu Hluttaw and Various People’s Councils Election Commission Law, 1973」…more than 24 laws updated

2017.01.10

Update Information (Laws1304, regulations 98).

New Update Laws…「Elderly People Law」

2016.12.20

Update Information (Laws1302, regulations 96).

New Update Laws…「Union of Myanmar Public Health Law, 1972」「Constitution Protection Act, 1959」

2016.12.13

Update Information (Laws1300, regulations 96).

New Update Laws…「Law Amending the City of Yangon Development 」「State Budget Law, 1995 」「Law Amending the City of Yangon Development Law 」「City of Mandalay Development Law 」「Law Amending the Municipal Act 」「Law Amending the Union of Myanmar Educational Research Law, 1973」「Law Relating to the Production and Services Prospects of Economic Plan, 1987 」「Repealing Law of the Democracy Local Administration Act, 1966 」

2016.12.06

Update Information (Laws1292, regulations 93).

New Update Laws…「State Budget Law, 2004」「Amending Law of Control of Money Laundering Law 」「Traditional Drug Law 」「Myanmar Citizens Investment Law 」「Development Committees Law 」「Law Amending the Profit Tax Law 」…more than 36 Laws was updated

2016.11.29

Update Information (Laws1256, regulations 87).

New Update Laws…「Law Relating to Forming of Organizations」「Amending Law of Law Relating Pyithu Hluttaw」「Law Taking Action against Owing and Trading of Property Obtained by Illegal Way」「Amending Law of Union of Myanmar Education Research Law」「Amending Law of Union of Myanmar Examination Board Law」「Law Amending the Myanmar Language Commission Law」…more than 34 Laws was updated

2016.11.16

Update Information (Laws1207, regulations 85).

New Update Laws…「Amending Law of Traditional Medical Council Law 」「Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law 」「Pyithu Hlutaw Election Law 」「Law Relating to the Production and Services Prospects of Economic Plan, 1986 」「Amending Law of Union Council Law, 1974 」「Law Relating to the Production and Service Prospects of Economic Plan, 1985 」…more than 59 Laws was updated

2016.11.08

Update Information (Laws1148, regulations 85).

New Update Laws…「Myanmar Accountancy Council Law」「Law Amending the Profit Tax Law」「Law relating to Aquaculture」「Gambling Law」「Amending Law of Privilege of People’s Representatives Law」「Cattle Tresspass Law」…more than 35 Laws was updated

2016.11.02

Update Information (Laws1113, regulations 84).

New Update Laws…「Referendum Law of Amending of Union of Myanmar Constitution 」「Law on Rights of Person with Disabilities 」「Union Tax Law 2014 」「State-owned Economic Enterprises Law 」「Law Amending the Myanmar Merchant Shipping Act 」「Law relating to the Fishing Rights of Foreign Fishing Vessels 」…more than 72 Laws was updated

2016.10.26

Update Information (Laws1041, regulations 83).

New Update Laws…「Succession Act」「Life Assurance Companies Act」「Transfer of Property Act」「Burma Merchant Shipping Act 」「Contract Act」「Code of Criminal Procedure」…more than 55 Laws was updated

2016.10.19

Update Information (Laws986, regulations 81).

New Update Laws…「Partnership Act 」「Amending Law of Veterinary Council Law 」「Amending Law of Political Pension Law 」「Amending Law of National Intelligence Bureau Law 」「Union of Myanmar Census Law, 1972 」「Amending Law of Myanmar Red Cross Society Act, 1971 」…more than 74 Laws was updated

2016.10.11

Update Information (Laws912, regulations 78).

New Update Laws…「Law relating to the Right of Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession」「Law Amending the State-owned Economic Enterprises Law」「Veterinary Council Law」「Law Amending the Partnership Act」「Law Amending the Myanmar Medical Act, 1957」…more than 64 Laws was updated

2016.10.04

Update Information (Laws848, regulations 75).

New Update Laws…「Bank Law」「Council of People’s Attorney Law」「Code of Criminal Procedure Amending Law, 1973」「Amending Law of Special Crimes Courts Law, 1964」「Trade Disputes Act Amending Law, 1963」…more than 50 Laws was updated

2016.09.28

Update Information (Laws 798, regulations 72).

New Update Laws…「Attorney-General Law」「Auditor-General Law」「Law Amending the Myanmar Red Cross Society Act, 1959」「Adaptation of Expressions Law」「Union of Myanmar Foreign Investment Law」…more than 48 Laws was updated

2016.09.21

Update Information (Laws 750, regulations 71).

New Update Laws…「Amending Law of Income Tax Law」「Myanmar Engineering Council Law」「Computer Science Development Law」「Amending Law of Myanmar Stamp Act」「Profit Tax Law」…more than 41 Laws was updated

2016.09.14

Update Information (Laws 709, regulations 71).

New Update Laws…「Motor Vehicle Law」「Law Amending the Myanmar Merchant Shipping Act」「Law Amending the Canal Act」「Law Amending the Embankment Act」「Law Amending the Computer Science Development Law」「Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law」…more than 72 Laws was updated

2016.09.06

Update Information (Laws 637, regulations 71).

New Update Laws…「City of Rangoon Municipal Act」「Amending Law of National Budget Law, 2016」「Amending Law of Savings Banks Law」「Development Fund Law」「Law Amending the Outports Act」…more than 63 Laws was updated

2016.08.30

Update Information (Laws 574, regulations 69).

New Update Laws…「Amending Law of Insurance Business Law」「Motion Picture Law」「Myanmar Companies (Amendment) Act, 1955」「Village (Amendment) Act」…more than 13 Laws was updated

2016.08.23

Update Information (Laws 561, regulations 65).

New Update Laws…「Union Election Commission Law」「Myanmar Special Economic Zone Law」「Law Amending the Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law」「Dawei Special Economic Zone Law」…more than 47 Laws was updated

2016.08.17

Update Information (Laws 514, regulations 65).

New Update Laws…「Amending Law of Seed Law」「Natural Disaster Management Law」「Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law」「Amending Law of Burma Aircraft Act」「Attorney General Law」…more than 58 Laws was updated

2016.08.09

Update Information (Laws 456, regulations 62).

New Update Laws…「Amending Law of Anti-Corruption Law (2)」「Amending Law of National Education Law」「Amending Law of Union Election Commission Law」「Amending Law of Union Judiciary Law (3)」…more than 49 Laws was updated

2016.08.03

Update Information (Laws 410, regulations 57).

New Update Laws…「Burma Copyright Act」「Amending Law of Multi-Transportation Law」「Registration (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1947」「Savings Stamps Act」…more than 67 Laws was updated

2016.07.20

Update Information (Laws 304, regulations 55).

New Update Laws…「Seed Law」「Law relating to Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Union Level Persons」「Law relating to Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Region or State Level Persons」「Law relating to Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Chairperson and Executive Committee members of the Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone」「Law relating to Emoluments, Allowances and Insignia of the Chairperson and Members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council」「Law Amending the City of Yangon Development Law」「Private Schools Registration Law」「Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law」「Myanmar Dental Council Law」「Law relating to the Amyotha Hluttaw」「Law relating to Region or State Hluttaw」「Law Amending the Defense Services Act, 1959」「Law Amending the Multi-Armed Forces (Transfer) Act」「Law Amending the Petroleum Act, 1934」「Law Amending the Oilfields Act, 1918」「Law Amending the Myanmar Historical Law」

2016.07.12

Update Information (Laws 286, regulations 50).

New Update Laws…「Amending Law of Evidence Act」「Myanmar Citizens Investment Law」「Law relating to Emoluments and Allowances of the representatives of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the Amyotha Hluttaw, the Region Hluttaw or State Hluttaw and the members of the Leading Body of the Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone」「Law related to Private Health Care Services」「Anti Trafficking in Persons Law」「Law Amending the Political Pension Law」「Law Amending the Suppression of Prostitution Act,1949」「Atomic Energy Law」「Amending Law of Myanmar Citizenship Law」「Child Law」「Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Law」

2016.07.04

Update Information (Laws 277, regulations 46).

New Update Laws…「Myanmar Insurance Law」「Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Law」

2016.06.28

Update Information (Laws 275, regulations 42).

New Update Laws…「Myanmar Port Authority Law」「THE BURMA MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT」「THE MEASURES OF LENGTH ACT」「THE SALE OF GOODS ACT」

2016.03.09

Open Myanmar Law Database(MLDB).

In MLDB, Myanmar laws which are categorized according to year of issue and area of laws are available. More than 1377 business-related laws and 149 regulations are translated in English. MLMB covers every law included in Burma Code, in addition to every Myanmar law enacted since 1948 when Myanmar became independent. For more information, please read [User Guide].

Information

2016.03.09

Open Myanmar Law Database(MLDB).

In MLDB, Myanmar laws which are categorized according to year of issue and area of laws are available. More than 1377 business-related laws and 149 regulations are translated in English. MLMB covers every law included in Burma Code, in addition to every Myanmar law enacted since 1948 when Myanmar became independent. For more information, please read [User Guide].

Descriptions of Important laws and regulations

2016.04.06

Leave and Holidays Act

This act was enacted in 1951 and the law to amend a part of this act was enacted on 18th July, 2014. This act stipulates leave and holidays and applies to all kinds of business (Article 2(2) of the Leave and Holidays Act). This act applies not only to permanent employees but temporary workers and daily workers. However, family members, business partners, cooks, cleaners, baby sitters and security guards are not included …(read more)

Leave and Holidays Act

2016.04.04

Factories Act

The Factories Act stipulates duties of installation of necessary equipment in factories, work conditions of factory workers and other relevant matters.“Factory” described in the Factories Act means 1) a building where at least 10 workers have worked within the past 12 months or present, and includes area where a powered manufacturing process is operated or 2) a building where at least 20 workers have worked within the past 12 months or present, and includes area where a non-powered manufacturing process is operated…(read more)

Factories Act

2016.04.01

Shops and Establishments Law

This law was enforced in January 2016, as replacing the shops and establishments act (1951). Working hours, payment of wage, safety and security at work place, right to protect health and other relevant matters in shops and establishments are stipulated in the Shops and Establishments Law…(read more)

Shops and Establishments Law