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Sales of palm sugar not so sweet

Sales of Cambodia’s World Trade Organization-certified palm sugar from Kampong Speu province dipped to 12 tonnes at the end of the harvest season this year, about a 30 per cent decline from 2012. Two districts with palm trees in Kampong Speu province were granted geographical indication ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sales-palm-sugar-not-so-sweet

British Minister kicks off SE Asia tour in Cambodia

Britain’s Minister of Trade and Investment Lord Green is starting his two week visit to Southeast Asia, to promote opportunities for British businesses, in Cambodia Monday, June 10, 2013. The promotion of British businesses is part of a larger effort to enhance the support available to ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NjM3MDY2YzIyODJ

Sugar firm under fire

Asia’s largest sugar company has been accused of torching hundreds of homes, orchestrating the imprisonment of a pregnant activist and using security forces to beat villagers – among a raft of other grave human rights abuses – by communities in Oddar Meanchey province. The allegations levelled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060366024/National/sugar-firm-under-fire.html

Trade Deal Threat Still On Table

The European union’s executive arm has responded to its parliamentarians’ concerns over rights abuses stemming from Cambodia’s economic land concessions, maintaining that, should the need arise, it “will be ready” to withdraw from its preferential trade agreements with the Kingdom. In a joint letter to concerned ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052065716/National/trade-deal-threat-still-on-table.html

EU Won’t Investigate Land Concessions—for Now

The trade commissioner and foreign affairs representative of the European Union (E.U.) have turned down a request from 13 members of the European Parlia­ment that they immediately investigate Cambodia’s much criticized economic land concessions, but said they were monitoring the issue closely. In a March letter ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eu-wont-investigate-land-concessions-for-now-25194/

Cambodia-Japan trade volume up 14% in 3 months

Bilateral trade volume between Cambodia and Japan had amounted to 180 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of this year, up 14 percent compared with the 158 million U.S. dollars at the same period last year, a report of the Japan External Trade ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-05/14/c_132381154.htm

The canes of wrath

Satiating the demands of the global sugar industry is big business for Cambodia’s sugarcane plantations. Yet accusations of human rights abuses and land grabs in the Kingdom have left a bitter aftertaste for many on the ground as companies vie for a larger slice of ...

http://sea-globe.com/sugar-cambodia/

Sugar Playing Catch-Up With Spice

Dotted with rice fields flanked by palm trees, Cambodia’s southeastern province of Kampong Speu is nothing short of picturesque. But behind the idyllic exterior is an on-going struggle to turn this region’s natural beauty into a global attraction and improve the lot of poor local farmers, ...

http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_1290/sugar-playing-catch-spice

Japan’s commerce with Cambodia up

Bilateral trade volume between Cambodia and Japan amounted to $641 million last year, up 25 percent compared with $512 million a year earlier, a report by the Japan External Trade Organization showed Thursday. On the investment side, Japanese firms have begun to focus their ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760900.shtml

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