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

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

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

Footwear protests continue into fourth day

More than 2,000 workers at King Maker Footwear Co continued protesting for a fourth day on Wednesday, as they demanded that 50 per cent of their salary be paid, after their jobs were suspended by the factory for a month due to a lack of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/footwear-protests-continue-fourth-day

Talks on new minimum wage start

A ministry announcement yesterday said initial talks to set the parameters for the mew minimum wage were scheduled for this month and discussions between it, employers and unions will take place next month. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521380/talks-on-new-minimum-wage-start/

CDC to issue 35 project certificates in industries

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has preliminarily issued final registration certificates for 35 projects with a combined investment capital of $444 million from January to the end of last month. Once operational, the projects are expected to provide more than 30,335 jobs. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50298847/cdc-to-issue-35-project-certificates-in-industries/

Workers protest over ‘RCAF’ factory guards

Roughly 100 garment workers protested again in front of Pou Yuen Enterprise Ltd yesterday amid allegations that the shoe factory hired Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers to act as security guards for the company. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-protest-over-rcaf-factory-guards

Garment buyers asked to bring in tech

The government is calling on international buyers to increase investment in the garment and footwear sector and to introduce new technologies to help modernise the industry, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Commerce (MoC). ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090886/garment-buyers-asked-bring-tech/

Walmart deal boosts garment industry

The US multinational Walmart has said it will buy more garment, footwear and luggage products from Cambodia next year due to increased capacity from suppliers and improved labour conditions in the country. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089512/walmart-deal-boosts-garment-industry/

CDC to post project decisions on Facebook

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), the government body in charge of approving large-scale investments, has taken to Facebook to officially announce its decisions on investment projects, a move that a government official claimed yesterday will provide more transparent access for investors and ...

Hor Kimsay and Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-post-project-decisions-facebook

Garment exports to slow

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports will likely see a slower percentage of growth this year at around 5 percent, compared with 7 percent in 2016, a trend that industry insiders dismissed as not being indicative of an overall decline or linked to the current political ...

Hor Kimsay and Robin Spiess
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-exports-slow

Big boost for garment sector minimum wage, though some see a political motive

The government yesterday significantly upped the garment and footwear sector’s minimum wage to $170 a month, from $153, the highest increase in wages in the past two years and one that comes ahead of a crucial national election next July. ...

Yon Sineat and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/big-boost-garment-sector-minimum-wage-though-some-see-political-motive

Cambodia has sole objective for US

Cambodia intends to submit a petition to the United States government to extend the duty-free privileges of its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme to include footwear, giving local manufacturers a competitive advantage in the world’s biggest consumer market. But hopes are dimming as the ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-has-sole-objective-us

Advocates, employers tussle over compliance

Local garment sector stakeholders failed to find common ground at a meeting on supply chain safety protocols, with the government and employers expressing reluctance to take on an additional level of responsibility. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/advocates-employers-tussle-over-compliance

Factory defies governor’s request

The labor dispute between workers and employers at the Aerosoft Summit Footwear factory in Battambang province’s Sampov Laun district is still raging due to the company’s refusal to allow workers back to the factory at the provincial governor’s request. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27217/factory-defies-governor---s-request/

Cambodia's factories improving, report finds

The latest Better Factories Cambodia report has found that 47 per cent of 381 assessed factories complied with its most important working conditions – up from 28 per cent in 2014. ...

Ananth Baliga and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-factories-improving-report-finds

Garment sector grows another 13 pct: report

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports grew by 13 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, Chinese news agency Xinhua said on Monday, citing a report by the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garment-sector-grows-another-13-pct-report

Swifter footwear sales help push garment growth

Cambodia’s garment sector – a key driver of the economy – exhibited modest growth last year, with total exports topping $6.3 billion in 2015, up from $5.8 billion one year earlier, according to an industry report released yesterday. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/swifter-footwear-sales-help-push-garment-growth

Footwear kicks in as factory exports surge 17 percent

The total value of exports from the garment, footwear and other factories rose 17 percent year on year to $7.1 billion last year, according to a report from Ministry of Industry and Handicraft released yesterday.   ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20849/footwear-kicks-in-as-factory-exports-surge-17-percent/

Cambodia to gain as Adidas pivots from China

Adidas, one of the country’s biggest garment buyers, says it will expand production in Cambodia over the next five years as part of its pivot away from China to lower-cost producers in Southeast Asia. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-to-gain-as-adidas-pivots-from-china-103163/

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