This policy brief is to identify the barriers to generating greater benefits and revenues from Gem Emporium held in Myitkyina, Kachin State. It represents a first attempt at analysing the law, terms, and conditions of jade sales at the emporium. After comprehensive assessing and analysing the aforementioned, this paper presents “Four” key barriers – the entry barrier, the barrier to the use of foreign currency, the barrier to Chinese buyers, and the delivery barrier – to generate greater benefits and revenues. This policy brief provides “Four” recommendations – reducing the restrictions for sellers, upgrading two border gates to international gates, allowing foreign currency for transaction, and reducing taxation – to Myanmar’s Union Government so as to generate greater benefits and revenues from the gem emporium and bolster the economy of Kachin State and the country.

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