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Cambodia business costs under fire

Private-sector representatives in Cambodia are deeply concerned by the government’s inability to reduce the cost of doing business in the country, and they warn that the country would start to lose investors if the situation did not improve. At a logistics forum hosted by the European ...

The Phnom Penh Post and ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/asean-plus/30338850

Gray-market cars continue to deter potential investment

Germany’s car manufacturers are on edge as the U.K., their No. 1 importer, prepares to leave the E.U. And although expanding into Cambodia’s market is unlikely to ease their anxiety, German investors who gathered in Phnom Penh on Thursday said whatever potential might exist here ...

Hang Sokunthea
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/gray-market-cars-continue-to-deter-potential-investment-125321/

CEOs: cut the business slack

Top executives from foreign firms have spoken out about the constraints of doing business in Cambodia, citing high electricity and infrastructure costs, unskilled local workers, limited transparency, a lack of local manufacturing suppliers and limited sources of raw materials as impediments to progress. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32563/ceos--cut-the-business-slack/

Government considers delay of business registration

Fewer than half of Cambodia’s 42,000 registered businesses have met the government’s deadline for reregistering online, prompting the Ministry of Commerce to consider another extension, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.​ ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/government-considers-delay-business-registration-118856/

Non-taxpayers targeted

The government will not increase the rate for income tax and other taxes for the next two years, but will instead concentrate on expanding the base for tax collection, taking into account that there are still many individuals and businesses that do not pay tax ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30034/non-taxpayers-targeted/

Lack of construction regulations a concern

Cambodia is experiencing a runaway property boom that must be constrained by laws and regulations in order to draw investment from European developers, which are largely absent in the country, experts said at an industry conference in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Simon Griffiths, senior manager at ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/lack-of-construction-regulations-a-concern-68862/

Tax reform looms large for new government

Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation has laid out a series of reforms it says are needed as the 2015 deadline looms for the Asean Economic Community, a single market for trade and development. Strengthening tax collection to increase revenue while nurturing an attractive investment climate is ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-reform-looms-large-new-government

Business chambers merge with Eurocham

The French and German chambers of commerce have both merged into the larger European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia in order to gain combined strength and be more effective as an interface between European business and the Cambodian government. The agreement is set to be formalised ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062066376/Business/business-chambers-merge-with-eurocham.html

Don't Envy the Chinese, Gov't Tells Europe

The commerce minister yesterday urged European businesspeople in Phnom Penh to invest more in Cambodia and not to envy the Chinese firms now dominating the foreign investment scene. Speaking at the gathering of the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, Minister of Trade and Commerce Cham ...

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