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Myanmar-China border trade fair-2010 put off

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YANGON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The 10th annual Myanmar-China border trade fair, originally scheduled to be launched in December of this year, has been put off until an unspecified date in next February, a local weekly reported Tuesday, quoting merchants doing border trade.

This year's Myanmar-China border trade fair was set to be held in Myanmar's Muse 105th Mile Border Trade Zone under an arrangement that such fair is held annually and alternately in the two countries' border towns since 2001.

Muse stands as Myanmar' biggest border trade point out of 11 with neighboring countries, where 70 percent of Myanmar's border trade are carried out.

In the border trade fair participated by companies and enterprises from both countries, Myanmar usually exhibits its agricultural produces and marine products, gems and jade, traditional handicrafts, traditional medicine and furniture.

Last year's Myanmar-China border trade fair took place at the International Convention Center in Jiegao, southwest China's Yunnan province from Dec. 2 to 6, 2009.

According to official statistics, bilateral trade between China and Myanmar hit 2.907 billion U.S dollars in 2009-10, of which China's export to Myanmar stood 2.26 billion dollars, while its import from Myanmar represented 646 million dollars.

China remains as Myanmar's third largest trading partner.

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