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Manufacturing

Garments and textiles

Garment lobby calls for understanding as lockdown halts production

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on April 19 urged buyers and stakeholders not to penalise its members for failing to honour pre-agreed delivery commitments during the ongoing lockdown measures imposed by the government. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-lobby-calls-understanding-lockdown-halts-production

Total of 788 garment workers from 36 factories found to be COVID-19 positive in less than a month

The subcommittee on research and monitoring of COVID-19 announced this evening that a total of 788 workers and related employees from a total of 36 factories have been found be infected with COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50840369/total-of-788-garment-workers-from-36-factories-found-to-be-covid-19-positive-in-less-than-a-month/

Labour ministry to distribute $26 mil in aid

In the latest round of financial assistance, the Labour Ministry will distribute $26 million to 9,972 employees at 40 companies who have lost their jobs in the garment and tourism sectors. ...

Kunvuth Monykanchna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834076/labour-ministry-to-distribute-26-mil-in-aid/

Over half of all garment factories in Kandal shuttered due to COVID-19

Seventy-eight garment factories have been closed and 64,942 workers left jobless in Kandal province due to the COVID-19 crisis, provincial authorities have announced. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816843/over-half-of-all-garment-factories-in-kandal-shuttered-due-to-covid-19/

ADB: Adapting to 4IR will boost garments, tourism

A study conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recommended that Cambodia develop industry transformation maps in key sectors to enable transitions under the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This should be accompanied by adequate investment in skills development for new and repositioned jobs. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-adapting-4ir-will-boost-garments-tourism

112 garment factories open in 2020

In a tumultuous period for the garment industry, the year 2020 brought the closure of 129 factories in the Kingdom, affecting over 70,000 workers while 112 new factory openings created more than 20,000 jobs. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/112-garment-factories-open-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

Gov’t gives $23mil to workers who lost jobs over pandemic

A total of $23 million has been given out to those affected by the closure of businesses in the tourism industry and garment factories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800806/govt-gives-23mil-to-workers-who-lost-jobs-over-pandemic/

Over 110 garment factories close

A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-110-garment-factories-close

News Analysis: GMAC lawsuit opens old wounds for unknown benefits

The decision by the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to file a lawsuit against the European Commission (EC) has reignited the ongoing struggle between Cambodia and the European Union (EU) to promote bilateral trade and uphold a political agenda. ...

Harrison White and Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769181/news-analysis-gmac-lawsuit-opens-old-wounds-for-unknown-benefits/

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

$2.7 million of investment welcome in times of need

Logwood Apparel Co Ltd has been given the go-ahead from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) to build a factory in Kandal Stung district, Kandal province. The newly-approved project with a total investment of $2.7 million covers the production of clothes and medical ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764132/2-7-million-of-investment-welcome-in-times-of-need/

Next year’s minimum wage set at $190

The National Council on Minimum Wage has set the 2021 minimum wage at $190 per month for workers in the textile, garment, and footwear industries, according to the Ministry of Labour. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762874/next-years-minimum-wage-set-at-190/

Minimum wage to be decided

The National Council on Minimum Wage will decide on a wage increase for workers in the garment, footwear, textile and travel product sectors at a meeting on Thursday after a figure could not be reached at a tripartite meeting on Wednesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minimum-wage-be-decided

Factory workers seek help as ministry says owner did not file notice

While hundreds of workers from the shuttered Violet Apparel factory submitted a petition to the European Union’s Delegation to Cambodia seeking help securing unpaid benefits, a ministry official has said that the factory’s owner has not filed the necessary paperwork exempting him from paying workers. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/factory-workers-seek-help-as-ministry-says-owner-did-not-file-notice/

Unions propose $12.35 minimum wage increase

Unions’ workers will propose a new minimum wage for 2021 of $203.35 per month in the next National Council on Minimum Wage’s (NCMW) meeting. ...

Huon DIna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761572/unions-propose-12-35-minimum-wage-increase/

Unions call for minimum wage to be raised by over $11

Unions are set to demand that workers minimum wage is raised by $11.59 at the National Council on Minimum Wage due to be held at the Ministry of Labour today. ...

Huon Dina
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760085/unions-call-for-minimum-wage-to-be-raised-by-over-11/

Silk initiative reels in extra income for students

Representatives from six universities in Cambodia and the Ministry of Education, together with a member of the World Bank discussed ways to help students to make some money related to the agriculture sector, processing and related work. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757496/silk-initiative-reels-in-extra-income-for-students/

$10-million garment factory to open in Kampong Speu province

On the day the EU enforced tariffs on some of Cambodia’s exports, the Council for Development of Cambodia announced yet another new investment in the garment sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754548/10-million-garment-factory-to-open-in-kampong-speu-province/

The EU’s tax free status partially withdrawn

THE Kingdom’s annual $7 billion garment and textile sector will see the partial loss of a preferential zero-tax trade deal provided by the European Union (EU) from today as the Cambodia-China free-trade agreement (FTA) is on its way for final signing. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753939/the-eus-tax-free-status-partially-withdrawn/

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