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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

Secretary of state hits out at silk scheme

A government official has harshly criticised a prominent silk promotion project, implemented last year by the International Trade Center (ITC), saying it has not been fruitful. Mao Thora, secretary of state for the Ministry of Commerce, made his comments during a seminar on export diversification at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121860337/Business/secretary-of-state-hits-out-at-silk-sheme.html

Siem Reap Market Fire Kills 8

Eight people, four of them children, were killed when fire ripped through Siem Reap City’s popular night market in the early hours of Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said. The fire, which stared at about 2 a.m., left the market completely gutted and damage estimated at ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/siem-reap-market-fire-kills-8-6531/

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/

Cambodia receives $3m grant

Cambodia will receive a grant of US$3.3 million from the World Trade Organisation to support rice milling, silk production and development of the Department of International Cooperation, according to Heng Sovannarith, communication officer for Trade Wide Sector Approach. Sovannarith said the Ministry of Commerce would receive the grant from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092758950/Business/cambodia-granted-3m-for-development.html

Price of imported raw silk decreases

The price of imported raw silk decreased to US$44 per kilogram even as raw silk production fell off, according to industry insiders. Imported raw silk dropped 12 per cent to $44 per kilogram compared to $50 per kilogram last May. Cambodia Craft Federation CEO Soeng Kemyun, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091158633/Business/price-of-imported-raw-silk-decreases.html

Silk producers look to sew up EU market ties

Cambodia’s silk producers say they must cut costs in order to continue reaching troubled European markets, the primary target for the Kingdom’s sericulture products. Insiders said Cambodian companies must start producing their own silk for the industry to survive. Silk craftspeople import some 400 tonnes of silk ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052556377/Business/silk-producers-look-to-sew-up-eu-market-ties.html

Imports Fill the Gap as Domestic Silk Production Dwindles

Cambodia is importing hundreds of tons of silk from China and Vietnam to compensate for a fast-declining domestic industry, which is suffering due to producers opting to grow other crops instead or raising silk worms, according to silk producers. Men Sinoeun, director of the Artisans’ Association ...

National products chase GI recognition

A lack of funds would prevent Cambodia registering some of the country’s specialty products as geographic indications (GI), a form of international recognition that has boosted the sales of other domestic products such as Kampong Speu palm sugar. The government would like to see Siem Reap ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030754890/Business/national-products-chase-gi-recognition.html

A Female Entrepreneur Remains Strong as Silk

Seng Takakneary started her business in a one-room shop with two sewing machines in 2004. Today, Ms. Takakneary’s Sentosa Silk employs about 100 staff in Phnom Penh who produce a range of fine Cambodian silk items, including pillows, curtains, bedspreads, dresses, shirts and bags. Since ...

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Government Aims to Increase Silk Production

Cambodia’s Agriculture Ministry has announced plans to increase the annual production of silk from 4 tons to 400 tons by 2020. Cambodia primarily relies on silk from Vietnam and China. The project is entitled the Silk Rehabilitation Project and is funded by the UN Food ...

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