January 17, 2002
MYANMAR AGREES TO JOIN ASIAN RICE CARTEL
Myanmar has agreed in principal to be part of a rice "cartel" formed by Asia's Leading rice exporters aimed at regulating prices as well as stabilizing the world market sources here said.
Thailand, Vietnam, China, the United state, Pakistan, India and Myanmar in that order are the world's leading rice exporters with annual exports totalling 18 million tons according to 2000 figures.
The envisaged six- Nation organization would comprise Thailand Vietnam,
Source: today Daily Star Newspaper from