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EU urged to help with 2030 targets

The European Union (EU) should not falter in its support of the government’s target to transform the country into a higher middle-income nation by 2030, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) last week. ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519680/eu-urged-to-help-with-2030-targets/

Local mango planters can still depend on EU market: Exporter

Despite the failure to export to China and South Korea local planters can expect a boost in the exportation of fresh mangoes to the European Union (EU) provided they have quality products, said an exporter yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519681/local-mango-planters-can-still-depend-on-eu-market-exporter/

Chinese Ambassador: EU Should Not Mix Politics,Trade in Cambodia

China’s Ambassador in Phnom Penh says the European Union should not mix politics with trade as it mulls withdrawing Cambodia’s vital preferential single market access in response to the country’s autocratic backslide. ...

David Boyle
https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-ambassador-eu-should-not-mix-politics-trade-in-cambodia/4489291.html

HRW to EU: End migrant abuse

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union (EU) to renew efforts to eliminate forced labour and other abusive treatment within the Thai fishing industry, noting that a large number of workers were from Cambodia and Myanmar. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hrw-eu-end-migrant-abuse

Clothes exports kick into high gear

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports recorded double-digit growth to some $4 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) report has said. Industry insiders have speculated that the growth could be due ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/clothes-exports-kick-high-gear

GMAC is confident the EU won’t suspend EBA scheme

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has expressed confidence that the probability of the European Union (EU) suspending the Kingdom’s access to its Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme is “very low”. GMAC deputy secretary-general Kiang Monika said his belief is based on the fact ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gmac-confident-eu-wont-suspend-eba-scheme

Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-trade-deal-eu-questioned-poll

The European Commission backs up EU’s demands

The European Commission (EC) has reiterated the European Union’s (EU) demand for the immediate release of opposition leader Kem Sokha and called on Cambodia to take the necessary measures to ensure that the court-dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) be swiftly reversed. ...

Mech Dara and Vong Sokheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/european-commission-backs-eus-demands

Government sends delegation to EU over preferential trade scheme

Officials from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) have embarked on a two-week mission to the European Union (EU) seeking to have the Kingdom’s tax-free trading preferences with the economic bloc extended, according to a press release on Thursday. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-sends-delegation-eu-over-preferential-trade-scheme

Kingdom becomes top bicycle supplier to EU

Cambodia became the largest bicycle supplier to the European Union (EU) last year, overtaking Taiwan, which had held the number one spot for two decades, a recent report from the website Bike-EU.com said on Monday. The report from the leading industry newsletter associated with the ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-becomes-top-bicycle-supplier-eu

Has Cambodia’s economic boom imploded?

Cambodia’s economic rise starkly contrasts the political chaos that reached a climax in November 2017 with the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party — the country’s only major opposition party — and the detention of its leader, Kem Sokha. Prime Minister Hun Sen has ...

Heidi Dahles
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/01/16/has-cambodias-economic-boom-imploded/

Cambodia’s citric acid exports prompt investigation in Europe

The European Commission has announced it is investigating the potential laundering of Chinese shipments of citric acid through Cambodia, allowing Chinese manufacturers to flout export restrictions. The European Commission (EC) imposed duties on Chinese citric acid in early 2015 after determining that the chemical was being ...

Robin Spiess and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodias-citric-acid-exports-prompt-investigation-europe

Hun Sen brushes off end of EU election support

The EU’s decision came in response to the government’s crackdown on the Kingdom’s largest opposition party – the Cambodia National Rescue Party – which was summarily dissolved last month, a development that the EU said rendered credible elections impossible. But in a speech to garment workers ...

Ben Sokhean and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-brushes-end-eu-election-support

NEC claims EU move to pull funding unfair

The National Election Committee’s newly minted press reaction team responded late on Wednesday to the European Union’s decision to cut funding for the 2018 election, claiming it was unfair to judge the elections before they took place. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/nec-claims-eu-move-pull-funding-unfair

EU countries move to limit rice imports from Cambodia

Italy, along with six other European Union countries, has filed a fresh request to European Commission to limit the volume of rice imported from the Kingdom by activating a “safeguard clause” that allows EU member states to impose barriers to protect against trade imbalances. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eu-countries-move-limit-rice-imports-cambodia

Don’t punish us: employers

​The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia has called on international buyers to continue ordering clothes and textile products made in the country over fears the US and the EU could halt preferential treatment for Cambodian exports.​ ​ ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093735/dont-punish-us-employers/

EBA scheme in jeopardy after CNRP ruling

In the wake of the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party last week by the Supreme Court, which effectively removes any viable opposition party from challenging next year’s national elections, the European Union issued a statement seemingly warning that the Kingdom’s preferential access through the Everything ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/access-eba-scheme-jeopardy-after-cnrp-ruling

Embassies meet with NEC over voter registration

Representatives from the United States and Japanese embassies and the European Union delegation met with the National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday about ongoing voter registration, with EU Ambassador George Edgar saying the current political tension was not addressed in detail during the meeting.​ ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/embassies-meet-nec-over-voter-registration

80 tons of Kampot pepper expected to be on market this year

Kampot pepper, a Cambodian product that got geographical indication (IG) certification from the European Union, is expected to yield 80 matrix tons for the markets by this year. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=108800

Push to stop farmers using chemicals in rice

Experts in the rice sector have expressed their fears over the ban in exporting milled rice containing the chemical Tricyclazole to the European Union (EU), while the government is trying to educate and spread word of the ban to farmers.   ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37271/push-to-stop-farmers-using-chemicals-in-rice/

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