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Asian mega centre boost for Christchurch business

Three New Zealand companies will leave their mark on Kids City, a massive new family entertainment complex in Cambodia offering 7000 square metres of indoor activities, shops, cafes and an ice skating rink on the top floor. When it opens in March, visitors to the 12-story ...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10851834

Trucking Companies Plagued by High Costs, Informal Payments

Despite growing exports, freight companies say profits are being hit because most firms still use old, inefficient trucks and are often forced to pay custom officials informal fees at border checkpoints and ports. Transportation costs in Cambodia are already some of the highest in the region, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/trucking-companies-plagued-by-high-costs-informal-payments-3716/

Customs to get easier for certified firms

Cambodia’s General Department of Customs and Excise will begin certifying firms it deems trustworthy so that their products will have easier passage across the country’s borders, officials have said. The government is working on a program to provide “authorized economic operators” or “AEO” status on approved ...

Businesses know little of the letter of the law

Cambodia entrepreneurs faced considerable problems when it came to obeying tax laws and other regulations, officials at a seminar about that very subject said yesterday. The VDB Loi company organised the seminar on “New Practices and Preferential Trade Rules” with the co-operation of the General Department of Customs and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358230/Business/businesses-can-benefit-from-cambodian-law.html

Customs to Give Preference to Trusted Firms

The department of customs and excise will begin certifying companies it deems trustworthy so that their goods have easier passage across Cambodia’s borders, an official said yesterday. Traders will receive ranks based on compliance with customs rules, he [Nuom Chanrith, the director of planning at the Finance Ministry’s general ...

$6bn in projects approved in 2011

Investment approved between January and October surpassed those last year by  US$160 million, according to a report from the Council for the Development of Cambodia. The 126 local and foreign investment projects through October, worth about $6 billion, overshadowed the $5.8 billion in the whole of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121353317/Business/6bn-in-projects-approved-in-2011.html

Foreign investment needed in Special Economic Zones

According to a Sept 4 press release from the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC), there are currently a total of 19 SEZs and most of them are situated along Cambodia’s borders with Vietnam and Thailand. Eight are fully operational with both local and foreign ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/

Graft Risk Leads FedEx to Limit Local Business

In order to comply with legislation that prohibits bribery of public officials logistics company FedEx has limited its inbound shipments to Cambodia to those valued under $300. Customs and CamControl officials regularly impose unofficial payments to facilitate the customs and excise process. FedEx, initially announced ...

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