Myanmar Import Restrictions

In order to enter Burma, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Burma government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Burma, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Burma.

Burma Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Myanmar requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Myanmar authorities before posting any item other than letters.

Myanmar reserves the right not to accept insured items containing valuable articles such as currency notes, cheques, securities payable to the bearer, items representing monetary value and generally speaking negotiable instruments.

Special documentation

Commercial goods require an invoice in duplicate and a Certificate of Origin.

Address format

The postal administration of Myanmar has advised postal administrations worldwide that it will not accept mail unless addressed to “MYANMAR”. It will return mail not so addressed to the country of origin.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Myanmar prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Antiques
  • Cutlery and implements
  • Cutlery and impliments
  • Coins exceeding $A11 in value
  • Firearms, imitation
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Medicines
  • Organic and Inorganic chemicals
  • Printed matter; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Plants and seeds
  • Quinine, rose-coloured
  • Shaving brushes, Japanese
  • Some minerals
  • Tanning or dying extracts, colouring matter
  • Vegetable products.

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