Border trade is mainly facilitated by traders that are licensed by the Myanmar government. These traders are mainly located in Rhakine, Mandalay and Myeik. In some areas, especially in Myeik, traders, particularly from Thailand, are allowed to purchase raw materials at auction places and export it to Thailand by truck.
The international container terminals are located in the Yangon and the Thilawa port. The most important terminals in Yangon are the Myanmar International Port, Asia World Port Terminal, Bo Aung Gyaw Street Wharf Terminal and the Myanmar International Terminals in Thilawa. Although new deep sea ports are planned in other areas such as Myeik, these are not yet operational.