Cambodia’s textile body GMAC is now officially renamed TAFTAC

Cambodia’s industry trade body Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) will now be known as the Textile, Apparel, Footwear, and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) after it was officially renamed in a recently held ceremony attended by Cambodia’s army commander Lieutenant General Hun Manet. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UK’s DCTS could benefit Cambodia’s travel goods export, GMAC counters

The United Kingdom recently came out with a few more details of the proposed revamp of its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)—to be rolled out in early 2023—which reportedly suggests the revision could benefit more Cambodian garment and textile commodities, especially travel goods. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s garment manufacturers group worries over drop in purchase orders from West

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Wednesday expressed concern over a decline in purchase orders from Western countries for the second half of 2022.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff

EuroCham Cambodia and GMAC ink agreement to better support European brands sourcing from Cambodia

EuroCham Cambodia and GMAC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will remain in force for an indefinite duration and defines a clear set of joint actions by the two associations for the coming years. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian garments, footwear and travel goods strategic plan to entice investors

Cambodia’s strategic plan on garment, footwear and travel goods development 2021-2024 will attract more investment and contribute to sustainable development in the sector, Ith Samheng, minister for labour and vocational training, told Okhna Kong Sang, president of Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) in Phnom ...

Khmer Times Staff

New GMAC chairman elected to develop textile industry

The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) held its 15th Annual General Meeting on Saturday to announce the results of work done during the last term and elect a new chairman and executive committee members for the 2022-2023 term. ...

Yin Soeum

Factories ‘follow all’ Covid guidelines

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said it has been disseminating Covid-19 prevention measures set by authorities to factories, enterprises and workers. GMAC stressed that it has no authority to force factories to implement the measures, but has urged them to follow all Covid-19 ...

Mom Kunthear

GMAC: Minimum wage should be suspended during COVID-19

The guaranteed $190 per month minimum wage should be temporarily suspended, to ensure the sector remains competitive until the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved, says the secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia (GMAC). ...
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GMAC demands all payment from buyers

The Garment Manufacturers Association (GMAC) in Cambodia has reiterated an appeal to buyers to source their goods from Cambodia as the economic situation becomes worse with nearly 200 factories suspending their operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

Evalliance & GMAC sign MoU to support Cambodian garments

The French textile and garment association (Evalliance) has entered into an agreement with the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to promote the Cambodian textile and garment industry. ...

Fibre2fashion News Staff

Cambodian garment unions threaten strike after wage demand is voted down

Cambodian unions have warned of possible strikes after a tripartite working group voted down their demand for a U.S. $40 increase in the monthly minimum wage for garment factory workers. Twenty-seven representatives of unions, factory owners and the government decided in a secret vote in Phnom ...

Roseanne Gerin

France to train garment firms

French textile and garment association Evalliance yesterday signed an agreement with the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to provide training for middle-management workers in the industry. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Phnom Penh, Van Sou Ieng, chairman of GMAC said the agreement aims to ...

Chan Muyhong

Commerce claims that donations not political

The Ministry of Commerce has defended its solicitation of donations from private organisations as voluntary, legal and a form of corporate social responsibility. The ministry’s response comes after Post Weekend revealed on Saturday, through leaked documents, that the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) made a ...

Eddie Morton

Another wage body to form

Following a meeting with parliamentarians at the National Assembly yesterday, Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng announced the ministry would form a 27-member committee to study technical aspects of raising the minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment sector. The new committee will comprise nine representatives each from ...

Pech Sotheary and Sean Teehan

Poverty line $120, gov’t says

Workers in Cambodia’s capital earning less than $120 per month are living below the poverty line, according to the Ministry of Planning’s own calculation. At a September 17 workshop on the garment industry minimum wage, International Labor Organization Cambodia national director Tun Sophorn cited Ministry of ...

Sean Teehan

Minister says wage agreement must be reached next month

Negotiations held on Friday between garment factory owners, union leaders and government officials failed to set a new industry minimum wage for next year, but a final decision will be reached by October 10, according to Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng. The tripartite Labor Advisory Council ...

Sek Odom and Holly Robertson

Cambodia's garment, footwear exports up 12.6 pct in 7 months

Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia’s largest income earner, reported a 12.6 percent rise in exports in the first seven months of 2014, according to the data of the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday. The country exported apparel and footwear products worth 3.47 billion U.S. dollars during ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Workers take pay dispute to ministry of labor

Hundreds of garment workers traveled from a Kompong Chhnang factory to Phnom Penh on Monday to petition the Ministry of Labor to intervene in their dispute with factory management. About 3,000 workers from the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory have been striking since August 18, accusing ...

Ben Sokhean

Factories ask gov’t to punish strike leaders

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) over the weekend released a statement condemning an ongoing strike at a Kompong Chhnang garment factory and urging authorities to “punish the perpetrators.” About 3,000 employees of the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory have been on strike since August ...

Ben Sokhean

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