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Company opens first office in Burma
11:30am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Local News
A BUSINESS from south Essex has become the first UK company to open an office in Burma.
Stanford-le-Hope-based Claridon,alogistics company which boasts Nato, the US government and Harley Davidson among its clients, has set up an office in the city of Yangon.
The aim is to capitalise on Burma’s growth, following the lifting of trade sanctions by the European Union and the USA last year. The country was under military rule until 2011, when a civilian government took over.
It is hoped Claridon’s success will encourage other Essexbased businesses to follow suit.
Managing director Chris Scott said: “We have regular contact with the Government and have devoted a significant amount of time and resources investing in the country.
“While we realise this is not something that will bring instant results, we are in it for the long term and confident in future, we will reap the rewards.
“Like many others, we feel, economically, the country has the potential of becoming another China, albeit on a smaller scale."
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