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Myanmar

This page contains laws and regulations with regards to foreign investments as well as employment of labour in Myanmar.


Overview of Burmese labour regulations

Both information provided by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association and the International Labour Organization (ILO) (ILO Chinese Version) can act as introductory references for the identification of main rights, powers, and obligations of employers, labourers, labour organizations, and government under the existing labour laws.


Laws and regulations related to investments and management of businesses and factories

Foreign Investment Law (2016)

The law describes the function and duties of the relevant government body, Myanmar Investment Commission. It defines the process for investment application and offers a number of tax breaks and incentives for foreign business ventures, while rights and responsibilities of investors are also mentioned.


Factories Act (1951)

Amendments to Factories Act 1951 (2016), in Burmese only

The Act regulates the registration, operation, inspection, hygiene of the working environment (including ventilation, temperature, dust and fume, humidification, overcrowding, lighting, access to drinking water, and sanitary facilities), operation of different types of machinery and plants, as well as the safety of workers and factory environment. In addition, the Act states the welfare and rights that workers are entitled to, as well as employment and working hours of workers of different age groups.



Law and regulations related to the treatment of labour

Payment of Wages Act (2016) (Courtesy translation)

The act regulates the methods and frequency of payment, overtime wages, deduction from wages, as well as the penalties when violating the Act.