Established in August 1981, ICRIER is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, economic policy think tank. ICRIER's main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policymaking by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at informing India's policy
makers and also at improving the interface with the global economy. ICRIER's office is located in the institutional complex of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
This study examines the effectiveness of the new trade policy measures adopted by India with regard to bilateral trade with Myanmar across the land border and highlights the challenges faced by traders in shifting to normal trade. The key finding of the study is that there has been a substantial increase in informal trade and formal bilateral trade between India and Myanmar has become almost negligible in the last two years.