PM Hun Sen pushes for EU-ASEAN FTA

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday urged the officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and European Union (EU) to expedite the establishment of the EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (EU-ASEAN FTA) after the leaders of the two regional organisations had reaffirmed the deal ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia, EU agree to continue good dialogue and close cooperation

Cambodia and the European Union (EU) have agreed and been committed to continue their good dialogue and close cooperation in the spirit of helping, complementing and respecting each other. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM Hun Sen says ASEAN optimistic about achieving single market goal

ASEAN is confident that the goal of establishing a single market would not be far, and the bloc will continue to aim for it for the common interest of its people and leaving no one behind. ...

Khmer Times Staff

EU, NEC meet ahead of elections

The EU Delegation to Cambodia on May 16 met with the National Election Committee (NEC) to discuss the Kingdom’s voting process and other technical aspects related to the commune council elections scheduled for June 5. ...

Nov Sivutha

Cambodia, EU discuss Eurocodes for construction design standards

Cambodia and EU have discussed the Eurocodes which facilitate the harmonisation of the service market in the construction sector, eliminating technical obstacles to trade. ...

EU pledges new grant framework to support Cambodia’s priorities

The European Union has pledged to continue supporting the public financial management reform programme under the new grant framework agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the EU. ...

Khmer Times Staff

EU and UNIDO to support fisheries sector

With support of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) launched a Value Chain Investment Support (VCIS) programme yesterday aiming to support Cambodia’s small, medium and large enterprises in post-harvest fisheries. ...

Sen David

EU $2billion pledge benefits Cambodia’s education system

The European Union (EU) has pledged €1.7 billion (about $2 billion) to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) with an objective to help reform education system in 90 countries around the world including Cambodia. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Trade with EU valued at $3.8 billion in 2020

Data from the Ministry of Commerce showed that in 2020 Cambodia exported $3.203 billion of goods to the EU and imported $659 million from the trade bloc. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Kingdom, EU ready for trade, investment talks

Cambodia and the EU on November 16 pledged to enhance trade and investment in an effort to spur post-Covid-19 economic recovery in light of the bloc’s recent partial withdrawal of trade privileges. ...

May Kunmakara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...


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

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