Trade pressures on Cambodia

Cambodia’s economic policies are relatively liberal for the region, and its investment and trade regimes remain attractive. However, being a small and open economy, Cambodia is susceptible to external changes and shocks. Global trade growth slowed in the second half of 2022 and further deceleration ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, EU happy with good cooperation

Cambodia and the European Union have shown their satisfaction with their good cooperation. The appreciation was made by Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Charles Michel, President of the European Council, in their meeting in Tokyo yesterday morning, during their stay ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian PM to co-chair ASEAN-EU Commemorative Summit in December

ASEAN and the European Union have agreed to hold the ASEAN-EU Commemorative Summit on December 14, 2022 in Brussel, Belgium, said Kung Phoak, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Spokesperson of the 55th AMM and Related Meetings. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Gov’t confident while labour unions warn against EBA exit

Withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) from Cambodia has evoked mixed reaction from economic experts and labour unions in the country. While economic experts claimed it would not affect badly, labour unions have raised concerns and urged the government to deal with European Union (EU) ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Cambodian National Assembly disappointed with EU Parliament’s resolution

The National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia has issued a statement rejecting a recent resolution of the EU Parliament against Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

EU lends a hand in fight against fisheries crimes

The EU handed over a patrol boat to help boost fisheries crimes suppression, as the authorities continue to crackdown on the illegal activities. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, Slovenia to expand ties as ASEAN-EU leaders

The Prime Ministers of Cambodia and Slovenia have built on their relationship and agreed to an increase in diplomatic ties between the two nations, as one assumes the chair of ASEAN, and one the presidency of the EU. ... ...

Tin Sokhavuth

EU-funded garment industry energy audits kick off

Switch Garment, in collaboration with New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), kicked off a series of energy audits in Cambodian garment factories. ...  ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia to boost Asean-EU ties

Cambodia has committed to promote Asean-EU cooperation with  the Asean foreign ministers on Friday supporting the EU’s proposal for a commemorative summit in Brussels next year to mark the 45th anniversary of Asean-EU relations. ... ...

Sar Socheath

Officials meet with their EU counterparts to talk recovery

Senior government officials and European counterparts met last Friday to discuss Cambodia’s economic plan. New trade policies to help the Kingdom recover from the pandemic were the focus of the conversation as well as the World Trade Organization’s role in shaping the post-pandemic recovery. ... ...

Husain Haider

Garment factories opening despite potential loss of EBA deal: report

Garment factories continue to open in the Kingdom despite the looming threat Cambodia faces of losing its Everything-but-arms (EBA) status with the European Union, a report published recently notes.​ ... ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

Everything But Arms: EU close to suspending Cambodia’s trade preferences

The EU slammed the government for the dire human rights situation in the Southeast Asian country, giving it a one-month deadline to respond to a preliminary report on suspending trade preferences before deciding whether to go ahead with the plan. Brussels has warned Phnom Penh ...

EU Bulletin

Cambodia's EU rice exports fall sharply after tariffs; China sales up

Cambodia's rice exports to the European Union fell sharply in the first half of the year following the imposition of tariffs, official data showed on Monday, but the loss was offset by increased sales to China. The EU in January imposed tariffs for three years ...


EU should look for win-win deal with Cambodia

In February 2019, the European Union launched an 18-month process over whether or not to maintain Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme. The review follows what the European Union perceives as ‘the deterioration of democracy, respect ...

Chhoeun Kongkea

Positive sign in EU rice tariff saga

The European Union yesterday failed to come to a consensus on taxing Cambodia fragrant and white rice, giving leaders of the local rice sector more time to plan the next step in their fight to stop the EU from imposing tariffs. ... ...

Sok Chan and Sangeetha Amarthalingam

Cambodia reviews ban on opposition after EU sanctions threat

Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation. ... ...

Prak Chan Thul

EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship

Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union's duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. ... ...

Ate Hoekstra

EU project improves fishermen’s lives

A European Union delegation on Tuesday visited a fishing community in Svay Rieng province to observe a project aimed at helping them deal with illegal fishing, rear fish, and farm without using chemicals in Peam Ro district. The community project in the district’s Baborng commune ...

Pav Suy

EU-Vietnam timber deal discussed

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials on Monday began a five-day conference to discuss timber trade management, including an incoming trade deal between Vietnam and the European Union that has been decried by environmentalists. ... ...

aing Vida

Cambodia's H1 garment exports up 10.73 pct, projected strong this year

Cambodia’s garment exports grew by 10.73 percent in the first half of 2018 and are projected to remain strong despite a European Union threat to withdraw duty-free trading access, official data showed on Wednesday. ... ...

Prak Chan Thul

Activist asks UN to review EU-Vietnam timber deal

A prominent environmental activist has reached out to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment in a bid to have him oppose a timber trade deal set to be inked between the European Union and Vietnam. ... ...

Taing Vida

Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

Cambodia's foreign ministry on Thursday said a decision by the European Union to ramp up trade pressure on the country over human rights concerns was an "extreme injustice", adding it risked destroying decades of development in the country. ... ...


Friends with benefits

For a more than 25 years, the West has helped rebuild Cambodia as it recovered from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The United States and Europe sent billions of dollars in aid to help transform Cambodia into a liberal democracy, an effort that has largely failed. ... ...

Neou Vannarin

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