On 6th March 2014, Tom Berliner, our Research Consultant presented at the AANZFTA workshop in Yangon. The event brought together officials from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to discuss the workings of the ASEAN-New Zealand-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Tom was asked to speak about private-sector perspectives, specifically what issues regarding investment-related regulatory frameworks would be of most interest to them, in Myanmar and elsewhere. He then went on to discuss what competitiveness issues within the economy affected private sector decisions to invest in the country and the region at large.