Chinese state media says Burma has introduced new trade procedures with China that aim to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
The Xinhua News Agency says the procedures will allow merchants to freely and directly transport some exporting goods from across the country to the Burma-China trade point of Muse.
The agency says export licenses will be given upon arrival at the Muse trade point for items such as beans, sesame, onion and marine products. Initially traders had to obtain export licenses first in Rangoon and later in Nay Pyi Taw, the newly-relocated administrative capital.
Xinhua reports that with the new trade procedures Burma's government hopes to have a stronger relationship with China, promote bilateral trade, and transform border trade into normal trade and full collection of taxes.