Economic policy and administration

Business structures and legal registration

Cambodia Startup Advisers set to launch non-technical, practical guide for start-ups

Cambodia Startup Advisers (CSA) is set to launch its Cambodia Startup Handbook as a tool for the Kingdom’s entrepreneurs, its press release said on Friday. Scheduled to be launched on Tuesday, the book is co-authored by Sreypeou Chaing, Junro Binang, Pheng Thea and David Haskel ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-startup-advisers-set-launch-non-technical-practical-guide-start-ups

Government approves 269 trademarks

The Ministry of Commerce approved 269 business trademarks this year, bringing the total number of such registrations at the ministry to 4,186 – an increase from 3,917 last year, its annual report said. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-approves-269-trademarks

Experts call for faster, cheaper business registration process

To encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs, the government must prioritise improving the process of starting and registering a business, reducing capital requirements, and expanding access to finance, experts said last week. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50562154/experts-call-for-faster-cheaper-business-registration-process/

Online trademarks go live

The Ministry of Commerce is urging local and foreign businesses to register their trademarks in Cambodia via a new online system.Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said the system will serve both the public and private sector and make it easier for organisations to protect their intellectual ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38781/online-trademarks-go-live/

Efforts to formalise SMEs fall short

The Cambodian government has made negligible progress in bringing small- and medium-size enterprise (SMEs) into the regulatory fold, reporting a less than 0.5 percent increase in the total number of companies registered in the last five years – a sign business professionals claim shows that ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/efforts-formalise-smes-fall-short

Tax exemption offered to SMEs

A two-year income tax exemption is being offered to small and medium-sized enterprises that register with the Ministry of Economy and Finance before the end of 2018.   ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35749/tax-exemption-offered-to-smes/

Cambodia to protect European patents

Cambodia is set to become the first country in Southeast Asia to recognise and protect European patents after the Minister of Industry and Handicrafts signed an agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-protect-european-patents

43 awarded tax agent licenses

As part of ongoing government efforts to modernize and streamline the country’s tax system, 43 tax agent licenses were awarded yesterday. The 43 companies are now legally recognized as offering tax declaration services to the public and private sectors. Eighteen had previously been doing this work ...

Chea vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31518/43-awarded-tax-agent-licenses/

SMEs urged to register

The country’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to register with the Ministry of Industry by early next year, in order that government policy intended to aid competitiveness can be more effective. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31365/smes-urged-to-register/

Sihanoukville casino gambled with an expired licence

reah Sihanouk provincial authorities have ordered a casino that operated in Sihanoukville shut down after it failed to renew its operating licence, local media reported yesterday.​ ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-casino-gambled-expired-licence

Another setback for online business registry

The Ministry of Commerce has extended the deadline for companies to re-register their businesses online for a third – and “final” – time, giving companies until December 31 to complete the online registration before penalties kick in, according to a document posted yesterday on the ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/another-setback-online-business-registry

Government considers delay of business registration

Fewer than half of Cambodia’s 42,000 registered businesses have met the government’s deadline for reregistering online, prompting the Ministry of Commerce to consider another extension, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.​ ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/government-considers-delay-business-registration-118856/

IPAC to work closely with gov’t to enhance intellectual property

Cambodia’s first independent association for promoting intellectual property (IP) is seeking closer cooperation with government agencies to help the private sector better understand IP, its benefits and the importance of registering their products. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ipac-work-closely-govt-enhance-intellectual-property

CAMFEBA launches an ASEAN guidebook

The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) yesterday launched an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) guidebook aimed at providing employers with practical recommendations to help businesses better understand the dynamic regional changes of integration. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/camfeba-launches-asean-guidebook

Rice body elections come at crucial time

Elections are due in the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) for the second term of its president and council of board members. The elections come at a crucial time as the government considers an emergency loan request from the CRF to help protect the rice sector ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25665/rice-body-elections-come-at-crucial-time/

Another commercial arbitration center planned

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce has discussed the possibility of establishing arbitration and a mediator to solve commercial conflicts in Cambodia’s business community, where every conflict now ends up in the court system. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24705/another-commercial-arbitration-center-planned/

Firm registry moves online

Local and foreign firms looking to register their business in Cambodia can now do it from any internet-connected device after the Ministry of Commerce yesterday launched its long-awaited online business registration portal.The new, paperless system enables prospective businesses to search for a company name, upload ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-registry-moves-online

Firms required to re-register online

More than 50,000 companies registered with the Ministry of Commerce will be required to re-register when the ministry rolls out its online registration system next month, a government official said yesterday. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firms-required-re-register-online

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