18 February, 2013
A Canadian delegation arrived in Myanmar as part of an on-going process of re-engagement between the two countries, offering to share its experiences and perspectives on good parliamentary practices. In 2007, Canada imposed trade sanctions on Myanmar which were significantly lifted last year. To further encourage business between the countries, the Myanmar government announced business visas on arrival for Canadian citizens earlier this month. The Canadian Embassy will open in Yangon later this year. Canadian investment in Myanmar amounted to about US $40 million as of June 2012, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission. A reciprocal visit by Myanmar representatives to Canada is expected to take place later this year.