Trade and Investment Facilitation

Mekong Institute (MI), in collaboration with the Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) through the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is organizing a half day workshop on Canadian Market Access Requirements and Trade Opportunities in the following locations:

  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia on August 27, 2018 at Sunway Hotel,
  • Vientiane, Laos on August 30, 2018 at Don Chan Palace Hotel & Convention,
  • Mandalay, Myanmar on September 3, 2018 at Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI), and
  • Yangon, Myanmar on September 5, 2018 at Summit Parkview Hotel.

The workshop is part of the one-year project (2018-2019) on “Making trade work for development: Export capacity support for small exporters from Asia-Pacific (ECSAF) in specialty agro-food value chains”.

The event aims to provide a general presentation of the Canadian market with practical information on how to export; description of TFO Canada services available to SME exporters from developing countries; an overview of the agro-food sector (including size of the market, consumer trends, competitive environment, distribution channels, promotional avenues, import regulations, market access environment); and practical market entry recommendations.


The workshop is intended for owners of small and medium sized enterprises in specialty food products from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar. There is no participation fee, all expenses, related to the workshop including meals and workshop materials will be covered by the organizers. However, please note that there will be no travel allowance or per diem to be given for attending the workshop.

Deadline for Submission: August 20, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further details.

Kindly send your application to ronnarit@mekonginstitute.org with a copy to dutta@mekonginstitute.org.

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