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Red-tape eliminated for agro-product exporters

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced that rice exporters and agro-product exporters can now attain sanitary and phytosanitary certificates at one window service centres to streamline the process. The ministry’s decision was made after a Cambodia Rice Federation proposal last week. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-tape-eliminated-agro-product-exporters

Invasive fruit flies detrimental to Kingdom’s mango exports

Cambodia’s mango shipments have been routinely blocked before making it to the international market, with the Ministry of Agriculture claiming the mangoes are not of a high enough quality to meet the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements necessary to ship outside of the Kingdom. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/invasive-fruit-flies-detrimental-kingdoms-mango-exports

Maize has local farmers’ ears

Growing demand for animal feed is driving up both the demand and price of corn, with smallholder farmers claiming the field crop offers a more stable market than cassava.Corn is grown on more than 140,000 hectares in Cambodia and can be harvested twice a year, ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/maize-has-local-farmers-ears

Rice exports show slow growth

Cambodian rice exports declined dramatically in March, causing the average export growth of the Kingdom’s dominant cash crop to increase by only 3 percent during the first quarter of this year, nearly wiping out the double-digit growth seen in January and February. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-exports-show-slow-growth

Govt reinstates biosecurity measures

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry will reinstate sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) inspections on imported goods close to 10 years after having made the commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO). ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35856/govt-reinstates-biosecurity-measures/

Border control a concern as harvest looms

Tighter border controls by Thai authorities could result in thousands of tonnes of Cambodian agricultural goods getting stranded at the border next month when local farmers begin harvesting their crops, sources warned yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/border-control-concern-harvest-looms

Kingdom to clean up to ASEAN standards

The Kingdom’s first automated measures to apply for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) certification of imports and exports will be launched by the end of June in an effort to boost and facilitate communication between Ministry of Agriculture officials and importers and exporters applying for SPS ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24860/kingdom-to-clean-up-to-asean-standards/

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