Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

Garment factories opening despite potential loss of EBA deal: report

Garment factories continue to open in the Kingdom despite the looming threat Cambodia faces of losing its Everything-but-arms (EBA) status with the European Union, a report published recently notes.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666883/garment-factories-opening-despite-potential-loss-of-eba-deal-report/

World Bank: Growth at 7% for this year

Cambodia’s economy remained robust, underpinned by solid export performance and strong domestic demand, even as real growth is expected to decelerate to 7.0 per cent this year from 7.5 per cent last year, the latest World Bank Cambodia Economic Update said on Wednesday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/world-bank-growth-7-year

Garment, travel goods exports will stay strong, says minister

Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Thursday expressed his optimism that garment, textile, footwear and travel goods exports will continue to enjoy strong growth over the next few years. He cited better working conditions and labour compliance as the main drivers of the Kingdom’s industrial ...

Garment, textile, footwear exports nearly $8B in Q1-Q3

Cambodia exported more than $7.97 billion worth of garment, textile and footwear (GTF) products in the first nine months of this year, up 13.18 per cent year-on-year from $7.044 billion, a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Customs and Excise ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-textile-footwear-exports-nearly-8b-q1-q3

Exports of footwear and travel goods buoyed by tariff privileges

Cambodia’s footwear and travel goods exports dramatically increased in the first nine months of this year, thanks to tariff privileges they received from the US under its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP). ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exports-footwear-and-travel-goods-buoyed-tariff-privileges

GMAC: Automate and digitise to grow, thrive

The garment sector should digitise and automate to improve productivity and boost production, while reskilling and upskilling its workforce, said Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) executive committee member John Cha on Sunday. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gmac-automate-and-digitise-grow-thrive

Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the garment industry of up to $89 million per year, said Care Cambodia’s acting country director Jan Noorlander. Speaking at a Business of Women at Work forum yesterday, Mr Noorlander said the organisation was very ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652048/sexual-harassment-at-work-costs-garment-industry-89-million-a-year/

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses

The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647861/government-delivers-5-million-in-childbirth-bonuses/

Hun Sen defends lower minimum wage hike

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on garment factory workers to understand why the hike in the minimum wage next year is not as high as previous raises. The government has increased the wage for next year by $8, a decrease of $4 when compared to ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647373/hun-sen-defends-lower-minimum-wage-hike/

Gap in proposed minimum wage

Unions and employers have proposed starkly differing figures of what the minimum wage for garment and textile factory workers should be next year. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. After their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641382/gap-in-proposed-minimum-wage/

GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers

As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions ...

May Kunmakara & Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640403/gmac-urges-government-to-reduce-financial-burden-on-employers/

Cambodia’s rice farmers in serious danger

Half a million Cambodian farmers could possibly be looking at empty rice bowls if the European Union (EU) pushes through with the withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference. While the garment and footwear sectors stand to lose the most if the EBA trade ...

Jason Thomas
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-rice-farmers-serious-danger

Cambodia's garment manufacturers group urges EU to maintain EBA for Cambodia

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Union (EU) to maintain the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for Cambodia, according to its statement released to the media on Thursday. The EU started in February the 18-month process that could lead ...

Xiaoxia
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/16/c_138313126.htm

ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment

Cambodia’s footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry. The bulletin said the footwear ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ilo-cambodias-footwear-sector-ripe-investment

GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses

In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/gmac-makes-eu-plea-consider-job-losses

More than 30 footwear, travel goods factories open in first half

More than 30 new footwear and travel goods factories were opened in Cambodia during the first half of this year. This comes despite the Kingdom facing the possible withdrawal of the EU’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/more-30-footwear-travel-goods-factories-open-first-half

Chinese firm plans to invest in cotton if second test a success

Chinese company Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co Ltd plans to invest in cotton in Pursat province to process fabrics and supply the Kingdom’s garment factories, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-plans-invest-cotton-if-second-test-success

GMAC: Protests hurting industry

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has warned that increasing industrial action is harming the investment climate as the threat of the Kingdom losing access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement looms. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/gmac-protests-hurting-industry

MoU inked with GIZ to improve garment sustainability

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s international development organisation, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The MOU serves to implement the second phase of a multinational project aimed at improving the sustainability of the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mou-inked-giz-improve-garment-sustainability

Now Corp garment factory compensation dispute to be sent to Arbitration Council

Now Corp garment factory’s owner and representatives of more than 200 of its workers have decided to send their case to the Arbitration Council after negotiations failed following the firm’s latest compensation offer. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/now-corp-garment-factory-compensation-dispute-be-sent-arbitration-council

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