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PM: Economic growth hampered by Covid-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that the Kingdom’s projected economic growth of 6.5 per cent will be hit hard by the Coronavirus outbreak, and not because of the EU’s partial withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) scheme. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-economic-growth-hampered-covid-19

Private sector ‘regrets’ EBA partial withdrawal decision

The Cambodian Chamber of Commerce and other business chambers including the Malaysian Business Council of Cambodia, European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia and American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia have expressed their regret over the recommendation by the European Commission to partially withdraw the Everything ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691649/private-sector-regrets-eba-partial-withdrawal-decision

Sar Kheng says Kingdom is addressing European Union’s land dispute concerns

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said that the government has already made progress on one of the points listed in the European Commission’s preliminary report on whether the Kingdom should retain its Everything-but-arms trade status with the European Union. The government is currently reviewing the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50662535/sar-kheng-says-kingdom-is-addressing-european-unions-land-dispute-concerns/

Ministry warns of rise in single-use plastic waste

The Environment Ministry and representatives of European Union member states yesterday reminded people to reduce single-use plastic waste, which make up 20 percent of 10,000 tonnes of garbage produced in the Kingdom daily. The appeal was made at the end of the EU’s Green Weeks campaign ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648444/ministry-warns-of-rise-in-single-use-plastic-waste-2/

Cambodia’s rice farmers in serious danger

Half a million Cambodian farmers could possibly be looking at empty rice bowls if the European Union (EU) pushes through with the withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference. While the garment and footwear sectors stand to lose the most if the EBA trade ...

Jason Thomas
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-rice-farmers-serious-danger

EU, Germany to provide $9M Asean fund

The EU and Germany have committed to help strengthen Cambodia’s economic integration with Asean member states by providing a €9.35 million ($10.5 million) fund to boost the Kingdom’s trade and investment in the region. The pledge falls under the Asean Regional Integration Support – Cambodia ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eu-germany-provide-9m-asean-fund

EU supplies fishery sector with $100 million

Outgoing EU Ambassador George Edgar met with Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, when he finalised arrangements to officially announce a $100 million grant for the Kingdom’s fishery sector amidst a review of the Kingdom’s trade status. Kao Kim Hourn, delegate minister attached to the Prime ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635157/eu-supplies-fishery-sector-with-100-million/

Cambodia's garment manufacturers group urges EU to maintain EBA for Cambodia

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Union (EU) to maintain the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for Cambodia, according to its statement released to the media on Thursday. The EU started in February the 18-month process that could lead ...

Xiaoxia
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/16/c_138313126.htm

PM criticises EU during WTO meeting

Prime Minister Hun Sen has renewed accusations of double standards by the European Union over the possible suspension of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade status during his visit to Geneva. Mr Hun Sen is attending a three-day meeting on Aid for Trade Global Review in Switzerland and ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50621146/pm-criticises-eu-during-wto-meeting/

Cambodian-Americans plan lobbying campaign to support sanctions

US-based supporters of Cambodia’s former opposition party have launched a campaign to lobby US lawmakers to support legislation aimed at placing sanctions on the Cambodian government. The activists are planning to call and petition lawmakers to urge them to support the Cambodia Trade Act and ...

Men Kimseng
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-americans-plan-lobbying-campaign-to-support-sanctions/4794594.html

Ministry to meet with companies over EBA saga

The Ministry of Commerce is planning a meeting with public and private actors to discuss the revocation of the European Union’s Everything-but-arms (EBA) deal and to find ways to diminish its impact on the economy, the ministry said in a press release. The ministry’s statement, ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50577785/ministry-to-meet-with-companies-over-eba-saga/

Moody’s warns of ‘credit negative’ if EBA is lost

Moody’s Investors Services has warned that Cambodia’s potential loss of its Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade access to the EU would weaken its economic growth and lead to a credit negative, a report released on Saturday says. It notes that while Cambodia maintained its ...

Sorn Sarath and Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/moodys-warns-credit-negative-if-eba-lost

Unruffled by EBA withdrawal, PM seeks ‘low interest’ loans

After meeting with the European Commission, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he had expected that Cambodia would one day lose its access to the bloc’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) preferential trade agreement and had “already requested low interest” loans from China, Japan, South Korea and ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unruffled-eba-withdrawal-pm-seeks-low-interest-loans

‘Kingdom ready if EBA withdrawn’: Ministry

A senior Labour Ministry official said a withdrawal of the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement with the EU would not hurt the Kingdom’s economy. Ministry spokesman Heng Suor said the government had prepared plans in the event of an EBA withdrawal. However, he ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-ready-if-eba-withdrawn-ministry

EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-officials-ending-eba-18-month-procedure

Cambodia faces ‘negative impacts’ if EBA suspended

The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) expressed its “serious concerns” on Monday over the “long-term negative impacts” of the EU removing the Kingdom’s access to the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA} agreement. It also expressed “hope that a dialogue can be implemented to ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-faces-negative-impacts-if-eba-suspended

PM departs on European tour

Prime Minister Hun Sen has left for his European tour, which will include attending an Asia-Europe meeting organised by the EU. Departing at 12:20am, he will lead a delegation at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, Belgium. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-departs-european-tour

EU reassures NGOs over timber trade with Vietnam

The European Union has quashed concerns of several Cambodia environmental NGOs over a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam, saying that the scheme is to promote legally harvested timber, EU Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50541199/eu-reassures-ngos-over-timber-trade-with-vietnam/

EU a key economic partner in Cambodia: Ambassador

The European Union is a key economic partner in Cambodia, with preferential access to European markets a key element of the Kingdom’s robust growth in recent years, said European Union Ambassador George Edgar. ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50539696/eu-a-key-economic-partner-in-cambodia-ambassador/

Union leader warns of protests

A prominent union leader on Tuesday threatened to hold a large-scale demonstration if the newly elected government ignores the European Union’s resolution demanding a political compromise between the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-leader-warns-protests

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