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The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Planning and Finance Directorate of Investment and Company Administration Notification No. 58 /2018 ( 12th ) Waning of First Waso, 1380 M.E. ( 9th July 2018 ) Requirements for Business Associations

In exercise of the powers conferred under section 462 (a) of the Myanmar Companies Law 2017, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration issues this Notification.

1. In accordance with section 3(a) of the Myanmar Companies Law 2017, a business association maybe registered under section 42 of the Myanmar Companies Law 2017 as a company limited by guarantee without share capital.
2. A business association shall be subject to the provisions of the Myanmar Companies Law2017applicable to companies limited by guarantee, including in relation to the filing and lodgement of documents with the Registrar.
3. For the purposes of issuing a licence to a business association under section 42 of the Myanmar Companies Law 2017, the Registrar may classify an association into one of the following categories:(a) union level association which shall: (i) include in its board of directors, residents from more than seven states and regions of the Union(or such other number of states and regions as permitted by the Registrar); or (ii) have a board of directors with a majority of directors who are foreign citizens;(b)state or regional level association, which shall have a board of directors with a majority of directors who are residents in the relevant state or region; (c) district level association, which shall have a board of directors with a majority of directors who are residents in the relevant district; or(d)township level association, which shall have a board of directors with a majority of directors who are residents in the relevant township.