Natural Resources Newsletter - 12 January 2016

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NEW MYANMAR MINING LAW TO INCENTIVISE FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN MYANMAR'S MINING SECTOR

On 22 December 2015, the Myanmar Government approved amendments to Myanmar's 1994 Mines Law (Mining Law). The amendments will become law 90 days from the date of approval. The original Mining Law categorised mining activities as mineral exploration, measurements, production, and large-scale and small-scale mining. The new draft amendments introduce provisions relating to medium-scale production, as well as purifying and trading activities. The licence period for large-scale mining has been extended from five to 15 years whereas the licence period for small-scale mining has been increased from three to seven years. inal Mining Law categorised mining activities as mineral exploration, measurements, production, and large-scale and small-scale mining. The new draft amendments introduce provisions relating to medium-scale production, as well as purifying and trading activities.