CDC approves investment of $256.56 million, ‘27K new jobs’

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved 26 private ventures in September, totalling an investment of $256.65 million, projected to create 27,262 jobs. ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia-Oz trade dips 8.5%

Cambodia’s exports to Australia reached $236.92 million in the first eight months of 2023, marking a six per cent decline from the $252.16 million recorded during the same period last year, according to the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE). ...

Hin Pisei

Nearly 30,000 firms with $8.6B capital register on OBRS

Some 29,311 companies with a total capital of $8.6 billion have successfully registered their businesses through the Online Business Registration System (OBRS) via IT Platform phase 1, compared to $5.8 billion capital and 20,693 firms on January 2, 2023. ...

Hin Pisei

PM to chair business forum in New York

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the US Chamber of Commerce will jointly host the Cambodia-US Business Forum in New York next Friday aimed at promoting investment and business opportunities in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth

SEZs drive $26B exports since 2011

Cambodia has 24 special economic zones (SEZ) operating from 2016 to the end of the first half of 2023, with capital investment of $8.1 billion, mainly in sectors such as garment, footwear and travel products, auto parts, electronics, car tyre manufacturing, automotive and bicycle assembly. ...

May Kunmakara

Exports inch up in spite of international trade falling from Jan-Aug

Trade between Cambodia and international partners in the first eight months of 2023 amounted to nearly $32 billion, down 14.5 per cent compared to $37.4 billion in the same period in 2022, although the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) contended that ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia, Philippines agree on private sector growth strategy

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), fostering collaboration in agriculture and the advancement of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). ...

Van Socheata

Kingdom seeks to boost foreign investment

Domestic stakeholders and economic experts are advocating for an enhanced investment climate to elevate Cambodia’s status and attract foreign direct investment (FDI) within ASEAN.​ Tan Monivann, vice-president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC), is currently attending the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Indonesia. He conveyed ...

Van Socheata

Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh explores agricultural cooperation with Battambang province

The Indonesian Chargé d’affaires in Phnom Penh Lauti Nia Astri and the Economic Section have visited Battambang Province to collect economic intelligence data and explore opportunities and economic cooperation, especially in food security. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Credai women entrepreneurs to visit Cambodia for fostering collaborations

Eight women entrepreneurs from Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai), Chennai, will be part of a women’s delegation to Cambodia to foster collaborations with various business bodies. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japanese hi-tech firms to help develop agriculture in Cambodia

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will jointly host a symposium in Cambodia to introduce eight Japanese companies with cutting-edge technologies to local private sector firms and other institutions that work in the development of the country’s agriculture, according ...

Kang Sothear ​

New government looks to more FDI investment

Cambodia is optimistic that it will continue to attract more foreign direct investments following the formation of a new government after the July 23 election, a top official said.   ...

Chea Vanyuth

PM calls for quick establishment of commercial court

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the Ministry of Justice to expedite the establishment of a commercial court and to operationalise it as soon as this year. This is to ensure the resolution of trade and business disputes and to improve the investment and business climate ...

Chea Vanyuth

Furniture exports decrease by almost 29% on-year to $164M in January-April

Cambodia earned $164.111 million from the export of “furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings” in the first four months of 2023, down 28.82 per cent year-on-year from $230.544 million and down 52.01 per cent half-on-half (compared to July-October 2022) from $341.97 million, according to provisional Customs ...

Hin Pisei

Investment projects promise almost 80K new job opportunities

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) notices issued in the January-May period reveal that the government agency approved 61 new private investment projects – both inside and outside of special economic zones (SEZ) – totalling $516.64 million and set to deliver an estimated ...

Hin Pisei

Jan-Apr rubbers exports bounce up 38%: GDCE

Cambodia earned $206.728 million from the export of “rubber and articles thereof” in the first four months of 2023, up 38.0 per cent year-on-year from $149.808 million and up 22.7 per cent half-on-half (compared to July-October 2022) from $168.5 million, according to provisional Customs (GDCE) ...

Hin Pisei

Investment incentives mulled for agriculture

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has requested that the government study consider offering additional tax exemptions to the agriculture sector, in order to support last year’s 2022-2030 agricultural policy. ...

Van Socheata

Q1 Canada trade dips 22% despite March rebound

The merchandise trade volume between Cambodia and Canada reached $192.720 million in the first quarter of 2023, making the world’s ninth largest economy the Kingdom’s 10th biggest trading partner for the three-month period, according to Customs (GDCE). ...

Hin Pisei

Chamber of commerce calls for additional SEZ incentives

Representatives of the private sector and economists have encouraged regional developers to establish a private sector development council to invest in regional special economic zones (SEZs), as they called for renewed focus on the development of exiting SEZs. ...

Van Socheata

Tina suggests exploration of Israeli market

Agriculture minister Dith Tina asked Yaron Tamir, the CEO of Israeli agricultural capacity-building company Agrostudies, to examine the possibility of importing Cambodian agricultural products into Israel. ...

Van Socheata

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