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July 07, 2020

VP U Myint Swe opens GS1 Myanmar official launch ceremony

Vice President U Myint Swe, Union Minister Dr Than Myint, Union Minister U Soe Win, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, officials and invited guests pose for a group photo at the official launch ceremony of the GS1 Myanmar in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe, Union Minister Dr Than Myint, Union Minister U Soe Win, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, officials and invited guests pose for a group photo at the official launch ceremony of the GS1 Myanmar in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Vice President U Myint Swe opened the GS1 Myanmar official launch ceremony held at the Mingalar Hall of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Lanmadaw Township, Yangon yesterday morning.
UMFCCI Chairman U Zaw Min Win first explained the history of GS1 and relevant measures being undertaken, the exerted efforts to advance the GS1 Myanmar Barcode, and the prospective benefits by using it. Myanmar Barcode Association Chairman U Wai Phyo also briefed on the status of establishment of the Myanmar Barcode Association (MBA) in order to become a member of GS1 Global for easy access to GS1 Barcode with Myanmar Prefix, the GS1 Myanmar services, the process to be carried out for GS1 Myanmar Membership, and the measures being done for the GS1 Myanmar Barcode to be used in the local products.
Next, Vice President U Myint Swe, Union Ministers U Soe Win and Dr Than Myint, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, UMFCCI Chairman U Zaw Min Win and General Secretary U Aye Win, Myanmar Barcode Association Chairman U Wai Phyo and Patron Daw Win Win Tint of the Myanmar Retailers Association formally opened the GS1 Myanmar official launch ceremony by pressing a button.
After this, the Vice President posed for a documentary photo with the attendees. The first session of the ceremony then concluded.
The GS1 Myanmar official launch aims at both consumers’ benefits and economic interests of local businesses as Myanmar products can be barcoded according to global standard. By using GS1 Myanmar Barcode system, there will be other benefits such as the faster identification of key information about products, the losses and shortcomings of products being reduced, and the systematic distribution and maintenance of products throughout the Supply Chain. More Myanmar products will be not only retailed locally but also exported to the world market efficiently.
Present at the event were Union Minister U Soe Win of the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry, Union Minister Dr Than Myint of the Ministry of Commerce, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Deputy Ministers U Maung Maung Win and U Aung Htoo, the Yangon Region cabinet members, the foreign diplomats, the departmental heads, UMFCCI Chairman U Zaw Min Win, the vice chairpersons and executive committee members, Chairman U Wai Phyo of the Myanmar Barcode Association, officials and invited guests among others. —MNA (Translated by Aungthu Ya)

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