Tariff-free through EU loophole?
Cambodians may be able to market rice in the EU tariff-free if they sell the semi-processed grain to European millers instead of finished products to end consumers, as the former is still subject to a zero tax rate, said an exporter. ...
Outlook good for the Kingdom’s agro sector
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expressed optimism that this year would be another good year for the sector, with ministry spokesman Srey Vuthy saying many agro-processing factories are expected to commence operation this year. ...
Nine communities join contract farming scheme
Nine more agricultural communities in Kampong Thom province have joined the government’s Boosting Food Projection Programme, entering a contract farming scheme with local exporter Amru Rice. The communities have recently signed agreements with Amru Rice, agreeing to supply a combined 8,000 tonnes of paddy rice ...
Agricultural mapping project to be expanded nationwide
With agricultural mapping still in its infancy in the Kingdom, authorities have announced that their programme to boost yields through the use of spatial information technology will be extended to the whole country, an endeavour that will take at least three years to complete. ...
Demand for Cambodian cashews on the rise
Demand for Cambodian cashew nuts remains robust in 2018, with the price of the commodity in the global market having experienced moderate growth in recent months, according to an official from the Ministry of Agriculture. ...
Government investigates rice sector
Following a Monday announcement from the Agriculture Ministry that provincial officials must ensure that the country’s rice millers pay adequate prices for rice paddy, the ministry followed up yesterday, saying that working groups had started discussing the situation with rice millers and rice farmers. In a ...
PM: China will open markets
Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that China gave assurances that it will grant greater access for Cambodia’s agricultural products to enter its markets. “It is my mission to ensure that domestic goods, especially agricultural products, can be exported to China in greater quantities. I just ...
Rice harvest soon but still no help
With less than three months to the rice harvesting season in November, panic has now set in among rice millers and producers who feel less confident as the days go by that they will be bailed out by government emergency loans ‒ to help them ...
Minister wants access to Thai port
The commerce minister has once again called on Thailand to consider giving access to Cambodian agricultural products to transit to the Thai port of Laem Chabang before being exported to a third country. The minister also called for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed ...
Armyworms wreak havoc on crops
More than 20 thousand hectares of farmland spread over 10 provinces have been affected by armyworms since last week, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...
Rice exports to EU threatened
The Kingdom’s rice exports to the European Union (EU), which now enjoy duty and quota free access, could be threatened if the regional grouping agrees to Italy’s request to limit rice imports from least developed countries (LDCs). Italy is Europe’s top premium rice producer and ...
One-stop commodity distribution center
Cambodia is seeking a loan from China to set up a common commodity distribution hub for exporters and importers to reduce production and logistics costs and raise the competitiveness of manufactured and agricultural products in the region. ...
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 ...
Chinese to check Cambodian rice
Officials from China will arrive in Cambodia soon to audit and evaluate rice producing companies and to check warehouses. ...
Massive Thai rice sell-off ‘concerning’
Thailand’s plans to sell off 11.4 million tons of its rice stockpile over the next two months is concerning Cambodia, which fears the sale will drive global prices down as the Kingdom struggles to meet its own export target. ...
Rice exports up, but cash shortage hitting
Rice exports for the first quarter of the year jumped 8.5 percent to 162,220 tons from 149,464 tons for the same period last year, but in March the figure dropped 14.5 percent, or 9,592 tons, to 66,275 tons in the face of competition from Thailand, ...
Changes rolled out to prop up rice sector
The government took steps to shore up the rice sector yesterday, saying it would remove the current value added tax [VAT] on milling machines in the country and shut down companies importing rice from neighboring countries and rebranding it as Cambodian during an emergency meeting ...
Reshuffle a positive move says business community
The business community in Cambodia has welcomed the recent Cabinet reshuffle, which many say will improve the way the government works and will also improve the economy. ...
Dry season rice snapped up by neighbor
Thirteen provinces across the country have finished harvesting their dry season rice and yields have increased on last year’s crop, but local millers and exporters are concerned about the bulk of the crop making its way to a neighboring country. ...
After prod, Rice Federation springs to action
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) will work closely with the government to curb Vietnamese rice imports flooding the domestic market and channel more lending to domestic millers so that they can compete with rivals in neighboring countries, it said yesterday in a statement. ...