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PM confident EBA outcome will not impact Kingdom

As the government reviews a European Commission preliminary report on whether Cambodia should retain its Everything-but-Arms preferential trade status, Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the Kingdom has strong financial foundations to sustain itself with or without the EBA. “Someone said we will suffer ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660990/pm-confident-eba-outcome-will-not-impact-kingdom/

Cambodian government mulls response to European Union report on EBA suspension

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Koy Kuong said the government will attempt to address all the points of concern raised by the European Union but refrained from divulging any details. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-government-mulls-response-to-european-union-report-on-eba-suspension-/5165555.html

EU never envisaged putting trade sanctions on Kingdom: Mogherini

In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on July 31, Mogherini – who is also the Vice-President of the European Commission – was asked whether the EU’s possible sanctions would lead to reforms in Cambodia, to which she said the Kingdom “needed to respect ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/eu-never-envisaged-putting-trade-sanctions-kingdom-mogherini

EU tells Kingdom to provide ‘credible’ rights improvements

The European Commission has issued a statement calling on the government to show credible improvements on issues of concern in order to avoid the withdrawal of Everything-but-arms trade preferences. An EC and European External Action Service delegation wrapped up a visit to the Kingdom on ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/614245/eu-tells-kingdom-to-provide-credible-rights-improvements/

EU visit: Workers, unions and politicians express EBA fears

Workers, union leaders and politicians have expressed fear over the consequences of losing access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement – something analysts have described as “manageable”. A team from the European Commission and European External Action Service is currently in Cambodia for ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-visit-workers-unions-and-politicians-express-eba-fears

Final day for EU to get EBA withdrawal views

Today (Tuesday) marks the final day for the EU Commission for Trade to receive the opinions of the EU bloc’s 28 member-states before deciding whether to suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff preferences for Cambodia. However a unanimous decision will be required to withdraw ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/final-day-eu-get-eba-withdrawal-views

Businesses express ‘deepest’ EBA concerns

Private companies have expressed their “deepest concerns” over the potential withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential scheme. In a joint letter to the European Commission, they said the move will negatively impact the Kingdom. The letter, signed by 40 of the Kingdom’s private ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/businesses-express-deepest-eba-concerns

Cambodian rice to lose EU duty-free status

The Cambodian rice sector is set to lose its duty-free export status to the EU today – its major rice market – after the European bloc decided to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar to curb a surge in such imports. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-lose-eu-duty-free-status

Insolvency looms in rice sector

The specter of insolvency looms large over the businesses of rice millers in the Kingdom as the government drags its foot in providing emergency loans to bail out the sector, currently reeling from the aftereffects of a severe drought and facing stiff competition from low-grade ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27470/insolvency-looms-in-rice-sector/

Hor Namhong to attend ASEAN-EU meeting next week

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will lead a delegation to attend the 20th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, next week, according to a statement issued Friday by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The statement said the meeting invited by Mrs Catherine ASHTON, high ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1

Fish imports from Cambodia banned by EU

The European Commission (E.C.) will today ban all fish imports from Cambodia, carrying through on its threat made in November to punish the country for failing to show genuine commitment to tackling the global problem of illegal fishing, according to a memo released Friday. The ban, ...

Zsombor Peter and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fish-imports-from-cambodia-banned-by-eu-54770/

Sugar on EU visit’s agenda

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht will visit Cambodia this week, the European Commission announced, with rights groups hoping that land grabbing related to sugar plantations will be high on the agenda. Following bilateral meetings in Brussels last week between Cambodia and the EU during ...

Kevin Ponniah and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-eu-visit%E2%80%99s-agenda

EU resolution passed against sugar abuses

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on the bloc’s executive body to urgently act on an EU preferential trade scheme found to have carried high risks of human rights violations in Cambodia through land evictions for industrial sugar development. In a January 16 resolution, ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-resolution-passed-against-sugar-abuses

Private Ship Registry Did Not Monitor Compliance

The privately-operated International Ship Registry of Cambodia (ISROC), a South Korea-based company that owns the rights to register foreign vessels under the Cambodian flag, told ship owners last year that it was not monitoring their observance of international maritime laws, and that it was their ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/private-ship-registry-did-not-monitor-compliance-48532/

Website of Company Running Ship Registry Closed Down

The website of the International Ship Registry of Cambodia (ISROC), a private company based in South Korea that bought the rights from the government to register foreign vessels under the Cambodian national flag for $6 million, is no longer operating. The shutdown means that foreign vessels ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/website-of-company-running-ship-registry-closed-down-48428/

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