Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

Collections of Khmer silk weaving to be on display at MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum

The MGC Museum of Asian Traditional Textiles is set to exhibit eleven Cambodian silk products, including four silk towels, five silk sampots, and two silk ceilings donated by the Khmer Traditional Textile Institute, in mid-February 2023, the APSARA National Authority. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501224898/collections-of-khmer-silk-weaving-to-be-on-display-at-mgc-asian-traditional-textiles-museum/

Tax break for textile-linked industries to stay till 2025

The government has extended a suspension of “advance income tax” until the end of 2025 for eligible textile-related enterprises, a good deal of which have been hurt by a drop in orders as a result of global economic headwinds linked to the ongoing Ukraine crisis. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-break-textile-linked-industries-stay-till-2025

Garment exports likely to decline in first half of 2023

Orders for garments and footwear have not picked up in Cambodia last year, and it will continue to decline, according to a senior official of the Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC). ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501215004/garment-exports-likely-to-decline-in-first-half-of-2023/

Ten new projects to create more than 8,000 jobs: CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) notices issued month-to-date reveal that it has greenlit 10 new projects worth nearly $50 million, mostly involved in garments, footwear and packaging. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ten-new-projects-create-more-8000-jobs-cdc

Cambodia’s apparel exports up 16.56 pct to $8.366 bn in Jan-Nov 2022

Cambodia’s apparel exports increased by 16.56 per cent year-on-year to $8.366 billion during January-November 2022. This constituted 40.89 per cent of Cambodia’s total foreign income of $20.457 billion during the period under review, according to data from the general department of customs and excise under ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501203010/cambodias-apparel-exports-up-16-56-pct-to-8-366-bn-in-jan-nov-2022/

Cambodia’s of apparel to Thailand may rebound after steep fall

Thailand’s apparel imports from Cambodia are likely to rebound during the current year, although they may still not touch pre-COVID levels. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501200033/cambodias-of-apparel-to-thailand-may-rebound-after-steep-fall/

A new garment factory project approved by CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has granted green light to a new investment project proposed by Textstar Garment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501198038/a-new-garment-factory-project-approved-by-cdc/

MGC Museum’s staff trained in silk weaving at IKTT Centre in Angkor

A key partnership was established between UNESCO and the APSARA National Authority in August 2022 for the implementation of the project “Promoting sustainable tourism and private sector engagement for inclusive community development in response to the COVID-19 crisis”, with the financial support of the German ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501195314/mgc-museums-staff-trained-in-silk-weaving-at-iktt-centre-in-angkor/

Kingdom’s garment export surges to $7.747 billion

Cambodia registered an 18.51 percent year-on-year increase in apparel export to $7.747 billion in the first ten months of this year. ...

Adur Pradeep
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192059/kingdoms-garment-export-surges-to-7-747-billion/

Cambodia’s textile body GMAC is now officially renamed TAFTAC

Cambodia’s industry trade body Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) will now be known as the Textile, Apparel, Footwear, and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) after it was officially renamed in a recently held ceremony attended by Cambodia’s army commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190624/cambodias-textile-body-gmac-is-now-officially-renamed-taftac/

Cambodia seeks more Korean funds in textiles

As part of the process to strengthen and widen the base of the economy as the country has entered the fourth quarter of 2022, the Government of Cambodia is seeking to tick all the right boxes, and it includes tourism, textiles exports as well as ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501171566/cambodia-seeks-more-korean-funds-in-textiles/

Cambodia garment exports rise 24% to $10.25 billion

Cambodia earned $10.25 billion from exports of garment products – clothes, footwear, and travel goods – during the January-September period of this year, a year-on-year increase of 24 percent, according to a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168112/cambodia-garment-exports-rise-24-to-10-25-billion/

Registered factories increase to almost 16,000 as of July

The number of registered factories and enterprises has seen an increase by 16.8 percent to 15,859 as of July this year, employing 1.54 million workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167869/registered-factories-increase-to-almost-16000-as-of-july/

2027 extension for ‘Better Factories’ inspection regime

The government and the US-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) have agreed to continue their cooperation and renew their MOU that will extend the “Better Factories Cambodia” (BFC) 2023-2027 programme. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2027-extension-better-factories-inspection-regime

Pension scheme appeals to workers

A 90-day campaign promoting the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) pension scheme for workers when they retire has successfully reached out to1.8 million people. ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160683/pension-scheme-appeals-to-workers/

Garment sector minimum wage to Rise to $200 a month in 2023

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/garment-sector-minimum-wage-to-rise-to-200-a-month-in-2023/

Unions push for minimum wage of $215 for garment workers

Unions have put forward a proposal for the minimum wage of garment factory workers to be raised to $215 next year amid climbing costs that put financial pressure on sector workers. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-wage-of-215-for-garment-workers

UK’s DCTS could benefit Cambodia’s travel goods export, GMAC counters

The United Kingdom recently came out with a few more details of the proposed revamp of its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)—to be rolled out in early 2023—which reportedly suggests the revision could benefit more Cambodian garment and textile commodities, especially travel goods. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501138634/uks-dcts-could-benefit-cambodias-travel-goods-export-gmac-counters/

Garments competitiveness ‘at risk’

Rising labour, transportation, logistics and electricity costs could potentially undermine the competitive advantage of Cambodia’s textile-linked industries, according to research conducted by a prominent local economist. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garments-competitiveness-risk

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