Trade

Trade policy and regulation

Cambodia eyes more trade with Hong Kong

The Ministry of Commerce received a visiting business delegation led by Bruno Luk, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade office in Singapore, Pao Hengdara, the ministry’s chief of cabinet, said yesterday.   ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-eyes-more-trade-hong-kong

Govt approves rice loans

The government has come to the rescue of rice millers and exporters, currently in the throes of a serious financial crisis, with loans of between $20 and $30 million to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). This is to help the sector purchase rice from farmers ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26615/govt-approves-rice-loans/

US ambassador urges investment treaty

Cambodia has been asked to accelerate the final negotiations for a bilateral investment treaty with the United States to pave the way for more American investment in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26569/us-ambassador-urges-investment-treaty/

Cambodia-Laos trade

Laos has asked Cambodia to increase trade and investment in its northern neighbor as bilateral trade between the two countries is small and has plenty of room to expand. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26568/cambodia-laos-trade/

US supports TPP bid

The United States yesterday threw its support behind Cambodia becoming a member of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to promote economic growth, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region and the Pacific Rim countries. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25980/us-supports-tpp-bid/

One-stop commodity distribution center

Cambodia is seeking a loan from China to set up a common commodity distribution hub for exporters and importers to reduce production and logistics costs and raise the competitiveness of manufactured and agricultural products in the region. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25666/one-stop-commodity-distribution-center/

PM raises doubts on ASEAN Economic Community

Prime Minister Hun Sen questioned yesterday the extent of the ASEAN Economic Community’s (AEC) commitment towards forming an inclusive economic region as countries continue to compete with each other for agricultural exports and inflows of foreign direct investment. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-raises-doubts-asean-economic-community

Timber exports to VN way up

Legal timber exports to Vietnam – the bulk of them rosewood – soared between 2013 and 2015, with the volume of logs exported increasing by a factor of 142 and seven times as much sawn wood passing across the border, according to a report by ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-exports-vn-way

Ministry finishes valuing rice exporters

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has finished its evaluation of rice producers and processors that have registered to export milled rice to China, checking to see if they comply with the hygiene laws in China. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25397/ministry-finishes-valuing-rice-exporters/

Rice sector predicts a worrying trend

Although data for first four months of this year have shown a slight rise in rice exports, millers and exporters continue to raise concerns on the back of April’s rapid decline. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-sector-predicts-worrying-trend

Ministry sees export market growing

Cambodia’s total agricultural production was down slightly last year while a larger share of this production went to exports, the Ministry of Agriculture said in its annual report, released yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-sees-export-market-growing

Kingdom to clean up to ASEAN standards

The Kingdom’s first automated measures to apply for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) certification of imports and exports will be launched by the end of June in an effort to boost and facilitate communication between Ministry of Agriculture officials and importers and exporters applying for SPS ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24860/kingdom-to-clean-up-to-asean-standards/

Cambodia urged to join TPP

The Cambodian government needs to take stock of its economic place within ASEAN, and globally, to continue its growth trajectory given the anticipated ratification of a major international trade pact expected to erode the competitiveness of the Kingdom’s biggest industrial sector, US Ambassador to Cambodia ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-urged-join-tpp

Cambodia and EU committee talks trade

The 9th session of the Cambodia-EU Joint Committee for bilateral cooperation to ensure the smooth operation and effective implement of trade and economic relations as well as the political development between the Kingdom and the EU is underway, and set to run until tomorrow. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24492/cambodia-and-eu-committee-talks-trade/

SEZs starting to see the light of solar energy

Despite a precipitous drop in the start-up costs of solar energy, Cambodia’s biggest industrial parks are sticking to high-cost grid and fuel-generated electricity, claiming that when it comes to attracting foreign manufacturers, a stable power supply trumps a cheaper electricity bill. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sezs-starting-see-light-solar-energy

CAIF hopes to put a dent in used auto market

The independent industry body representing Cambodia’s authorised automobile distributors launched a consumer awareness campaign yesterday aimed at informing the public of the risks of purchasing second-hand cars on the local grey market, which it said reduces government tax revenue while flooding the streets with predominately ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/caif-hopes-put-dent-used-auto-market

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam discuss trade deal

Representatives from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered Monday in Vietnam’s Central Highlands Dak Lak province to discuss an agreement on trade promotion. ...

Xinhua Team
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/18/c_135290720.htm

Firm to advise on offshore financial products

Tag Wealth International, a subsidiary of Australian financial services company Tag Group, will establish a permanent office in Phnom Penh to provide services for expatriates living in Cambodia, its director said yesterday. ...

Ayanna Runcie
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-advise-offshore-financial-products

Muhibbah’s profits rise on Cambodian activities

Malaysian conglomerate Muhibbah Engineering Bhd reported that revenue declined 7.5 per cent last year, but gross profit increased in part due to its stake in the company that operates Cambodia’s three international airports. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/muhibbahs-profits-rise-cambodian-activities

Parallel imports in Cambodia

Parallel imports—that is, genuine, noncounterfeit products imported into a country without permission of the intellectual property owner—are a systemic problem in Cambodia. Imported from neighboring countries without the authorization of legitimate manufacturers, parallel imports are sold on the “grey market” at prices which can be ...

Tilleke & Gibbins
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=817150f3-c0b7-4053-a49b-dbb1ec51354c

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