GMAC: Raw materials from China not enough to sustain factories

The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port revealed more than 200 containers of raw materials arrived from China yesterday, adding two more ships carrying raw materials are en route. The shipments are projected to fill the shortage in raw materials in the Kingdom that has paralysed production for ...

Sun Mesa

More than 30 footwear, travel goods factories open in first half

More than 30 new footwear and travel goods factories were opened in Cambodia during the first half of this year. This comes despite the Kingdom facing the possible withdrawal of the EU’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) ...

Thou Vireak

Exports to US see 26% growth

Exports to the US grew 26 per cent in the first half of this year, despite tensions over the Kingdom’s July 29 national elections. This stands in stark contrast to last year when export growth to the US was in single digits. ...

Hor Kimsay

Despite election uncertainty, exports achieve solid growth

Exports of garment and footwear products achieved solid growth during the first half of the year, expanding by 9.3 percent. According to the Ministry of Commerce, exports from the country’s garment industry were valued at $3.7 billion during the first six months of the year. ...

May Kunmakara

GMAC is confident the EU won’t suspend EBA scheme

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has expressed confidence that the probability of the European Union (EU) suspending the Kingdom’s access to its Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme is “very low”. GMAC deputy secretary-general Kiang Monika said his belief is based on the fact ...

Niem Chheng

Garment workers to be reimbursed

The Ministry of Labour on Tuesday released the names of four factories whose workers will be compensated after their employers absconded owing back pay and severance. Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng said abandoned workers at Benoh Apparel, Yu Fa Garment Industry, Great Honour Textile Factory ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen

Truck ban not as painful as feared, shipper says

Since a crackdown on oversized and illegal trucks began on February 10, the government has checked nearly 100,000 vehicles, taking more than 1,000 off the road and finding 3,000 others in violation of various regulations, according to Transport Ministry spokesman Va Sim Sorya. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Garment wages soar

Research has shown some staff in the garment sector can now earn up to $480 each month as unions and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia congratulated workers for taking home the new minimum monthly wage of $170 for the first time. ...

Mom Kunthear

GMAC asks for delay on truck ban

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has appealed to Prime Minister Hun Sen to delay a crackdown on oversized trucks, which has already forced more than half of the vehicles serving the garment industry off of the roads since it was called for by ...

Hor Kimsay

Manufacturers say they can’t raise wage to $207 per month

With wage negotiations slated for later this month, the head of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia has warned that the country could lose hundreds of thousands of jobs if workers win their demand for a minimum wage of $207 per month. ...

Hul Reaksmey

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