Garments and textiles

New sub-decree tightens regulations on garment industry sub-contractors

Cambodia will prepare a sub-decree improving existing labour mechanisms by adding detailed procedures, permanent management mechanisms, responsibilities for relevant companies, especially sub-subcontractors, as Cambodia seeks to ensure the prevention of the use of forced labour. ...

Van Socheata

Cambodia’s exports 8 percent down in first two months, commerce ministry wants to reassure

Cambodia sees a fall in exports in the first two months of 2023, down 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year. It is, however, not a worrying sign, the Commerce Ministry said. ...

Teng Yalirozy

Job loss fears as GFT exports decline by 25 percent in February

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel (GFT) goods declined by nearly 25 percent in February 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, continuing a trend that started nearly six months ago raising fears of factory closures and job losses. ...

Manoj Mathew

PM: Factory workers on suspension get support

Prime Minister Hun Sen has officially announced that the government will provide cash assistance to over 32,000 workers in the textile-related sectors whose employment has been suspended due to a reduction in purchasing orders, or whose factories have ceased operations. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Cambodia’s apparel exports to Japan grow further in 2022 to more than $1.2 billion

Cambodia’s apparel exports to Japan have continued to grow for the second consecutive year in 2022, despite a dip in shipments in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the shipment increased to $1,201.698 million after a recovery in 2021. Notably, the exports recorded ...

Khmer Times Staff

CDC unveils 27 projects in Jan-Feb

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) notices issued year-to-February 28 reveal that it has greenlit 27 new private investment projects – 19 in textile-related sectors – worth a cumulative $198.2 million, which are expected to generate a total of 39,914 jobs. ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia clears 9 investment plans in garment, footwear, travel goods

The Cambodian Investment Board under the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) recently approved investment proposals for 11 more companies, creating 11,000 jobs. The companies will have a total investment of $57.3 million. Nine of these are in the garment, footwear and travel goods ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Japan eye silk manufacturing partnership

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Japan-Cambodia Association and Japanese investors in Cambodia are considering possibility in silk manufacturing partnership. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ten new factory approvals means ‘over 20K’ more jobs

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) notices issued in January reveal that it has greenlit 10 new projects worth nearly $100 million, all in the manufacturing industry: eight involved in textiles and two in light bulbs. ...

Hin Pisei

Thousands of garment workers’ jobs at risk

More than 100 factories have suspended work due to declining orders, putting thousands of jobs at risk, a union leader said. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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