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Halal food regulations unveiled

The Commerce Ministry announced a standardised certification process for halal food in Cambodia yesterday, a move that was praised by Muslim religious leaders and food producers. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/halal-food-regulations-unveiled

Consumer protection draft law almost ready

Officials at the Ministry of Commerce and Council of Ministers announced yesterday that a draft consumer protection law, which is intended to ensure that food and consumer products made domestically or imported into Cambodia are safe, was almost complete. A quarter of the almost 60 ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28562/consumer-protection-draft-law-almost-ready/

Cambodia, Vietnam to build market on border

The Vietnamese government yesterday agreed in principle to provide a grant of $2 million to Cambodia to build a model market aimed at boosting cross-border trade between the two countries, officials at Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce said. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-vietnam-build-market-border

E-commerce law to debut by end of year

The draft law on e-commerce is set to be completed and enacted by the end of this year, ahead of the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC), which begins at the end of the year, commerce officials said yesterday.    ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16571/e-commerce-law-to-debut-by-end-of-year/

Commerce Ministry to launch magazine soon

The Ministry of Commerce will begin publishing a news magazine early next month to promote its activities and provide information on market developments, an official said Wednesday. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/commerce-ministry-to-launch-magazine-soon-90926/

Silk board looks to revive flagging sector

The recently established National Silk Board is looking to tighten regulations and boost investor confidence in Cambodia’s silk industry, as well as create a policy for silk promotion in the future. ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/silk-board-looks-revive-flagging-sector

We want your business, UN tells local firms

The $1.6-billion Untac mission of the early 1990s injected a huge amount of money into Cambodia’s economy. Now, the U.N. wants to pump millions more into the country—this time by buying up the offerings of local businesses. ...

Kang Sothear and Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/we-want-your-business-un-tells-local-firms-85035/

Open economy needs new strategy for regional integration

Cambodia must do more than open its borders for trade and investment if it hopes to benefit from regional economic integration and reduce the glaring economic inequality wrought by entrenched patronage networks and corrupt institutions, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank ...

George Styllis and Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/open-economy-needs-new-strategy-for-regional-integration-71127/

Nest farmers hatch ambitious China export plan

Standing inside her shop behind a heavy glass door secured with an electronic lock, it would be easy to mistake Nguon Chorda for a jewelry boutique owner, not the manager of a store that sells dried bird saliva. Mr. Sothy said once the CBNF gets ...

Hul Reaksmey and Chris Mueller
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nest-farmers-hatch-ambitious-china-export-plan-70521/

Arbitrator ready to hear cases

More than a year after it was established, the National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC), Cambodia’s first third-party dispute resolution body, is finally ready to take on its first case. During its first annual assembly in Phnom Penh on Friday, the NCAC confirmed that it had finalised ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/arbitrator-ready-hear-cases

Textile Industry Gets Lessons From Korean Designers

Cambodian manufacturers on Wednesday received training from Korean designers on how to make apparel in line with current fashion trends in the hopes of assisting them in penetrating the lucrative but difficult Korean market. The event was organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center—an intergovernmental organization that aims ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/textile-industry-gets-lessons-from-korean-designers-35468/

Officials in ‘contract’ farms drive

Officials are seeking expert firms to implement projects on so-called contract farming and the enhancement of the involvement of farmers’ organisations in paddy collecting and processing, officials said. Contract farming is an agreement on agricultural production carried out between a farmer and buyers, which establishes conditions ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265766/Business/officials-in-contract-farms-drive.html

Longan farmers in Pailin plan factory

A co-operative of longan farmers in Pailin plans to build a processing factory to increase export capacity as output and demand rise. Meas Loeurn, the co-operative’s leader, told the Post on Wednesday rising demand from China was prompting growing numbers of farmers to cultivate the fruit. “During ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861252/Business/longan-farmers-in-pailin-plan-factory.html

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