Trade

Imports

Four firms pushing to fatten pig imports to meet demand

Four live pig importers submitted a joint letter to the ministries of Economy and Finance, and Commerce requesting a tender in principle to bring in hogs from abroad to better cover domestic market demand. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/four-firms-pushing-fatten-pig-imports-meet-demand

Cambodia imports nearly 600 tonnes of Vietnam’s steel

The Kingdom imported 584 tonnes of steel from Vietnam in the first five months of 2021, down 1.5 per cent year-on-year, Vietnamese media outlet VN Express reported. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-imports-nearly-600-tonnes-vietnams-steel

Farmers propose lower tax on agriculture imports

The Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC) has asked the government to intervene and solve the high price of agriculture products for poor farmers and lower  the tax on agriculture imports and  find a way to help farmers produce fertilizers and pesticides locally rather than using all ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50913318/farmers-propose-lower-tax-on-agriculture-imports/

Hospital given rights to import vaccines

The Royal Phnom Penh Hospital has been given the rights by the government to import and control the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines from the United States. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50909617/hospital-given-rights-to-import-vaccines/

PM orders temporary ban on imported frozen meat

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered a temporary ban on imported meat, although details are still forthcoming, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50904325/pm-orders-temporary-ban-on-imported-frozen-meat/

Imported meat from India infested with Covid-19 virus

Cambodian customs authorities seized 3 containers of frozen buffalo meat imported from India that contained Covid-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902129/imported-meat-from-india-infested-with-covid-19-virus/

Pig imports fall to 15 percent of demand as more turn to farming

Cambodia is importing less pork as local farmers breed more pigs in order to take advantage of stable and higher prices for the commodity. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897550/pig-imports-fall-to-15-percent-of-demand-as-more-turn-to-farming/

Kingdom lifts ban on frozen items shipped in from India

Cambodia has lifted a ban on the import of frozen meats and other frozen items classified as “high-risk” originating from India, amid recent improvements in the South Asian country’s epidemiological situation and as all samples of frozen meat imports have tested negative for the novel ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-lifts-ban-frozen-items-shipped-india

Car import values falls by more than 36% in 2020

The global Covid-19 pandemic caused the value of imported cars to Cambodia in 2020 to drop to nearly $1.1 billion, a decrease of more than 36 per cent compared to 2019, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/car-import-values-falls-more-36-2020

Tariffs anew for exports to US as GSP lapses

Cambodian importers and buyers of the Kingdom’s travel goods to the US are now required to pay import duties as the latter’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) preferential tariff system expired on December 31 and is awaiting renewal by Congress. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tariffs-anew-exports-us-gsp-lapses

Automotive firms hit on imports, exports

COVID-19 has affected the Kingdom’s automotive industry severely, with trade dropping nearly 40 percent compared with the previous year. According to the latest import and export statistics for the first nine months of this year, the volume of automobiles and motorcycles exported dropped by 34.1 ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795854/automotive-firms-hit-on-imports-exports/

Car industry slumps by 30% as purchasing power wanes

The Kingdom’s vehicles business has seen a drop in both sales and imports by an estimated 30 percent because of the impact of COVID-19. Figures from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) shows that the COVID-19 crisis has caused the country’s imports to fall ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770579/car-industry-slumps-by-30-as-purchasing-power-wanes/

Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone —to Build an International Zone with the Concept of “Win-win”

Data from Cambodia’s custom and excise department shows that from January to August this year, the total number of containers arriving and leaving the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) increased by 22.1% compared with the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767842/sihanoukville-special-economic-zone-to-build-an-international-zone-with-the-concept-of-win-win/

Gov’t restricts imports of wine, cigarettes

The Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Customs and Excise is planning to temporarily restrict wine and cigarette imports at some border checkpoints to prevent tax evasion and improve tax collection. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-restricts-imports-wine-cigarettes

Cambodia-Japan trade volume decreases slightly by 3.7 percent to $1.01 Billion in H1, 2020

The volume of bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan was recorded at $1.01 billion in the first half of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7 percent. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755518/cambodia-japan-trade-volume-decreases-slightly-by-3-7-percent-to-1-01-billion-in-h1-2020/

Exports rise in value, lower imports

Cambodian total export values amounted to $5.9 billion, a year-on-year increase of 11.7 percent in the first five months of this year. The value of Cambodia’s total imports amounted to $8.1 billion,  a decrease by 1 percent in the same period, compared with 2019, according ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749966/exports-rise-in-value-lower-imports/

Brakes put on auto imports

With the Covid-19 pandemic cutting into the global vehicle and parts manufacturing industry and transforming Cambodians’ spending habits, imports have seen a sharp decline this year. Cambodia imported $600.903 million worth of vehicles and parts in the first five months of the year, plunging 17.39 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/brakes-put-auto-imports

‘Abnormally’ high price of pork

The Pig Support in Cambodia Association claims that the price of imported live pigs is abnormally high. The association says there are now six companies granted a business licence to import the animals from foreign countries. Most come from Thailand. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731794/abnormally-high-price-of-pork/

Fertiliser imports on the rise

Cambodia imported more than 1.2 million tonnes of fertiliser and pesticide in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 9 percent, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50721495/fertiliser-imports-on-the-rise/

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