Garments and textiles

Cambodia’s diversification from garment to non-garment rolling

Non-garment manufacturing has played an important role in the economy because its share in the country’s total exports has increased remarkably, showing industry diversification. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Cambodia’s garment, footwear, and travel goods exports are down 17.8 percent in the first nine months

Cambodia exported $8.14 billion worth of garment, footwear, and travel products to international markets in the first nine months of 2023, down 17.8 percent from last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Employers praise minimum wage negotiations, unions raise concerns

Following the labour ministry’s announcement of a 2024 minimum wage set at $204 per month, the employers’ association has voiced their support, while trade union representatives and civil society organisations (CSOs) expressed their disappointment. ...

Van Socheata

Garment workers' monthly wage to increase by $4 in 2024

The minimum wage for garment workers has been raised by $4 a month to $204 in 2024, according to the Prime Minister. ...

Mao Sreypich

Cambodia’s garment sector struggles with external headwinds: AMRO

Cambodia is seeing a notable recovery in its economy with a strong bounce back in the service sectors. However, the manufacturing sector, primarily the garment industry, finds itself grappling with external pressures. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CDC approves $34.6 million worth of investment projects

Six new investment projects with a total capital of $34.6 million have been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam face $65 billion apparel export hit from extreme weather

Extreme heat and flooding could erase $65 billion in apparel export earnings from four Asian countries by 2030, as workers struggle under high temperatures and factories close, research from Schroders and Cornell University showed on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

GFT exports decline 19% in Jan-Aug

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel goods (GFT) continue to decline with the January to August period showing a setback of 19.28 percent, compared to the performance of the sector during the same period last year. ...

Manoj Mathew

Next minimum wage talks set for Sep 11

The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) has set September 11 as the date for its next gathering to discuss setting the 2024 minimum income for workers in the textile, garment, footwear, travel goods and bag sectors. ...

Van Socheata

GFT minimum wage hike focuses on sustainability

The government has confirmed continuing minimum wage hikes for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector, adhering to the sustainability of the sector and competitiveness in the market. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Hun Manet lays out policies to improve garment workers’ living standard

Cambodia’s new Prime Minister, Hun Manet, met with 18,000 garment workers at Khan Por Sen Chey to share government policies on improving the living standards of garment workers. ...

Rov Hongseng

Textile & Apparel SEA-Cambodia Summit 2024 to boost textile growth

The Textile and Apparel SEA-Cambodia Summit 2024 is set to take place in Phnom Penh from March 14–15, 2024. The summit aims to address trends in the Southeast Asia region, focusing on themes like policy, sourcing strategy, supply chain digitisation, local factories, and sustainable development. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Negotiations for garment workers’ pay rise get underway

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) and National Council of Minimum Wage launched a negotiation on Wednesday on the monthly minimum wage for workers in the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) sector for 2024. ...

Yatt Malai

Wage hike talks for garment sector begin amid market demand slowdown

Cambodia’s national council on minimum wage yesterday started the talks on the increase in monthly minimum wages for the garment, footwear and travel goods industry for 2024. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Cambodia GFT exports at $6.27 billion in 7 months

Cambodia’s biggest export-earning segment of garments, footwear and travel (GFT) goods extended its lean patch into the seventh month of the year, as the exports recorded a decline of 20.44 percent in the January to July period of 2023. ...

Manoj Mathew

Canada imports nearly 769,000 knitted coats from Cambodia

Canada imported nearly 769,000 knitted coats from the Kingdom during the January-May period of the current year, according to a website, which tracks the developments in the textile industry. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Policy improves garment workers’ safety but leaves bus drivers deep in debt

An ongoing NGO and Labor Ministry initiative aims to make garment workers’ commute safer by shifting their daily transportation from typically flatbed trucks to enclosed buses, but the costs of the expensive upgrades are being placed on drivers. ...

Sovann Sreypich

Cambodia’s garment exports to Australia increase

Australia’s clothing imports from Cambodia have bucked the general trend of a decrease, with imports in the first quarter of 2023 increasing to $42.575 million compared with the same period last year. ...

Seng Mengheng

Suspended garment workers to receive second allowance payout

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has given allowances for the second time to 8,762 garment sector workers who were suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic crisis. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Textile industry seeks solutions for circular economy

Government representatives and industry leaders in Cambodia are joining forces to explore opportunities for a circular textile economy, aiming to address the pressing challenges in waste management within the textile industry. ...

Seng Mengheng

Cambodian T&A industry needs to align product mix as per global trends

Cambodia’s Industrial Transformation Map for Textile and Apparel Industry 2023-2027 (T&A ITM) sees a need for the sector to align its product mix as per global sourcing trends, integrate backwards to reduce dependence on imports and diversify its market mix. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Strategy aims to strengthen garment sector

The Cambodian government has adopted a new strategy for the garment, footwear and travel goods (GFT) sector that focuses on strengthening human resources, improving working conditions, promoting investment in high-value industries, and attracting investment in supportive industries. ...

Seng Mengheng

Cambodia’s garment exports to Turkiye jump 110% to $84 million in 2022

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel (GFT) goods declined by 22.62 percent in the first three months of the year (Q1) compared to the same period in 2022 as the slide that started in the latter half of the last year continued, raising the ...

Khmer Times Staff

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