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National silk board planned

A national silk board (NSB) under the Ministry of Commerce is being planned to weave tighter regulations into the Kingdom’s silk industry, the lack of which has deterred investors and hurt its export potential, according to industry representatives. Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh said last week ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060366008/Business/national-silk-board-planned.html

Limited yarn supply troubles Cambodian silk industry

The silk industry of Cambodia is in rapid decline due to limited domestic supply of silk yarn and high cost of imported raw materials. According to the latest data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Cambodia, the Southeast Asian nation imports 395 tonnes of raw ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=122102

ITC defends its use of funds, claiming silk weavers profiting

The International Trade Centre (ITC) yesterday rejected criticisms over the misuse of expenses and funds for a sector-wide Cambodian silk project, saying its approach was appropriate and well managed. Mao Thora, secretary of state for the Ministry of Commerce, publicly criticised the ITC during a seminar ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122060382/Business/itc-defends-its-use-of-funds-claiming-silk-weavers-profiting.html

Cambodia's Ancient Silk Industry Hangs by a Fine Thread

Welcome to Cambodia’s lone Silkworm Egg Production Center, and to the techniques that are being used to prevent and monitor diseases that are currently killing off more than 50 percent of all silkworm production in the country. Established by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/cambodias-ancient-silk-industry-hangs-by-a-fine-thread-4662/

EU crisis hurting silk sector

Europe’s continued economic troubles have weighed heavily this year on Cambodian silk producers, officials and industry insiders said yesterday. Debt woes in the euro zone, the Kingdom’s main export market for silk, have caused job losses, among other issues, according to officials. Cambodian Craft Cooperation, ...

Rann Reuy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120153074/Business/eu-crisis-hurting-silk-sector.html

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