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Insurance sector liberalization

KPMG Myanmar Updates - 8 January 2019

The Ministry of Planning and Finance issued announcement 1/2019 on 2 January 2019 which invites local and foreign insurers interested in operating an insurance business to submit an expression of interest.

The following options are stated in the announcement:

Life insurance companies:

  • Option 1 – allowing not more than three foreign life insurers as 100% foreign owned entities
  • Option 2 – allowing foreign life insurers with a representative office in Myanmar to form joint ventures with local life insurers

Non-life insurance companies:

  • allowing foreign non-life insurers with a representative office in Myanmar to form joint ventures with local non-life insurers

The above change has been long awaited. A copy of the announcement, which is self-explanatory, can be found here.

Insurance sector liberalization

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