Cambodia ready to exit LDC status
Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week ...
Post-Brexit UK trade increase expected
Trade between Cambodia and the United Kingdom is expected to increase after Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to the British ambassador, saying that after Brexit, the UK will independently negotiate trade agreements with Cambodia. ...
Cambodia eyes to become region's prominent gems, jewelry market
Cambodia has eyed to become a precious stone and jewelry hub in Southeast Asia region in the near future, Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh said Thursday. Speaking at the opening of the 5th international gems and jewelry fair here, the minister said that with the fast ...
Poorest nations win intellectual property waiver
The world’s poorest nations have won an eight-year extension of a waiver on intellectual property rules at a session of the World Trade Organisation’s TRIPS Council. A session of the 159-nation WTO’s TRIPS (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights) Council has ruled the waiver for 34 ...
Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms
Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local ...
Cambodia Far From Intellectual Property Targets
Cambodia is still a way off implementing World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on intellectual property rights, despite a deadline to do so in just over a month. At the end of June, the group of the world’s 49 least developed countries (LDCs), including Cambodia, run out ...
Rice exports to region rising
Cambodian milled rice exports are gradually lessening their dependency on a single market by expanding their shipping destination in Asia, a sign insiders say is good news for the industry. Kim Savuth, president of the Federation of Cambodian Rice Exporters, told the Post yesterday that milled ...
Better to Ride These Bikes Than Make Them
Cambodia’s export business is in the process of changing due to shifts in manufacturing in Asia. A business publication in the country has reported unexpected growth in the “machinery and transport equipment” sector and speculated it was as [sic] “probably bicycles.” But when Cambodia jumped ...
Global financial crisis threatens progress of least developed countries - UN report
The ongoing financial crisis and weak global economic growth have hampered development in the world’s poorest nations, a U.N. report has warned, adding that half of the world’s least developed countries now risked missing their development goals. The Enabling the Graduation of LDCs report, produced ...