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Health experts call for more tobacco taxes to save lives

Health experts on Tuesday called on the government to save Cambodian lives by raising tobacco taxes and use the revenues to expand healthcare benefits for the general public.​ The call was made by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), World Health Organisation (WHO) and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-experts-call-more-tobacco-taxes-save-lives

Tobacco worth over $2M exported to VN last year

Cambodia exported more than 1,000 tonnes of dry tobacco leaves to Vietnam last year, valued at more than $2 million. The figure marks a 24 per cent increase from 2016, the Ministry of Commerce said. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Long Kemvichet said data showed the ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tobacco-worth-over-2m-exported-vn-last-year

Officials close tobacco factory in Phnom Penh

The Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee has suspended a company operating a tobacco factory in Sen Sok district in Phnom Penh after officials found that it was involved in the illegal production of tobacco products. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502239/officials-close-tobacco-factory-in-phnom-penh/

Call to increase tax on tobacco

The government has been urged to increase tax on tobacco to improve public health and reduce poverty in the country. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38855/call-to-increase-tax-on-tobacco/

Tobacco deal leaves farmers out

it has been more than six months since Vietnam agreed to waive duties on 3,000 tonnes of Cambodian dried tobacco exports per year, yet local smallholder tobacco farmers claim the agreement has done little to improve their incomes, with some accusing large tobacco companies of ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tobacco-deal-leaves-farmers-out

Export licenses for Vietnam

The Ministry of Commerce is calling for producers and exporters who have been dealing in dried tobacco leaves and milled rice to apply for licenses to export to Vietnam. Vietnam agreed to waive all duties on 300,000 tons of rice and 3,000 tons of dried tobacco ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33863/export-licenses-for-vietnam/

Tobacco turns over a new leaf

Agriculture officials and struggling smallholder tobacco farmers are cautiously hopeful that tariff exemptions granted under a new trade agreement with Vietnam will lift sagging demand for their crops. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tobacco-turns-over-new-leaf

Cambodia, Vietnam Trade Rises

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Cambodia in the first four months of the year reached nearly US$1.3 billion, a 10 per cent rise over the same period last year. According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Cambodia, Vietnam’s exports to Cambodia fetched over $1 billion while ...

The Cambodia Herald Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YzA1YWUwMDU3OTh

Belarus eyes enhanced trade, investment ties with Cambodia

Belarus announced its firm stance to promote bilateral cooperation with Cambodia in trade, investment and tourism for mutual benefits, Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the Belarus Parliament, said Monday. He expressed Belarus’s desire to operate a direct flight to Cambodia. He suggested that the two countries ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-02/11/c_132164406.htm

Vietnam investment in Cambodia hits US$2.5 bil

Vietnamese enterprises so far have invested in 124 projects in Cambodia with total registered capital of some US$2.5 billion, four times higher than the figure in 2009. As such, Vietnam is now among the top five investors in Cambodia, said the Association of Vietnamese Investors in ...

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/55818/vietnam-investment-in-cambodia-hits-us-2-5-bil.html

Tobacco lost to smuggling, survey shows

Government data show that significant amounts of tobacco are being smuggled out of the country each year, health and economics experts said yesterday. A national tobacco survey from 2011, the exact numbers of which remain confidential, shows that more tobacco is produced in Cambodia than is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958796/National-news/tobacco-lost-to-smuggling-survey-shows.html

WHO Urges Higher Taxes On Tobacco

The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday urged Cambodia to increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products-currently the lowest in the world-in order to raise revenue and deter smokers. Ayda Yurekli, coordinator of the WHO’s tobacco control economics unit, said during a workshop in Phnom Penh ...

Tobacco tax increase likely

Increasing the tobacco retail tax — one of the world’s lowest at 10 per cent of unit price for domestically produced cigarettes — would deter smokers and increase government revenue while having minimal effect on tobacco producers, Ayda Yurekli, co-ordinator for the World Health Organization’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091858767/National-news/tobacco-tax-increase-likely.html

Factory Suspends Operations After Complaints Over Fumes

British American Tobacco (Cambodia) Co. (BAT), which produces the cigarette brand ARA, suspended operations at its re-drying plant in Kandal province’s Takhmao commune yesterday, in order to allow time to redesign its air filtration system following repeated complaints about fumes that were allegedly spewing from ...

Villagers File Complaint Over Tobacco Factory Fumes

More than 100 families living near a tobacco factory in Kandal province’s Takhmao commune have filed a complaint with the provincial hall to ask authorities to take action against a tobacco factory whose kiln is spewing out toxic fumes, officials said yesterday. Owned by British American ...

Experts Question New Trade Goal with Vietnam

Officials and experts yesterday questioned the likelihood of Cambodia and Vietnam’s proposal to hike bilateral trade by more than US$2.5 billion by 2015. The pledge of $5 billion in total trade, made by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Tan Dung, last ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062757037/Business/experts-question-new-trade-goal-with-vietnam.html

Tobacco Harvest Hurt by Rains, Fewer Farmers

Rainfall during this year’s dry season and fewer farmers cultivating tobacco has resulted in a shortage of raw tobacco and a steep price increase, industry officials and farmers said yesterday. Tola Ponlu, head of corporate and regulatory affairs at British American Tobacco (BAT) in Phnom Penh, ...

Cigarette Promoters to Lose Jobs After Tobacco Ad Ban

Cigarette promoters will have to stop work when a tobacco advertisement ban takes effect in late August, a health official said yesterday. A February sub-decree, which also bans advertising tobacco in the media and on billboards, states that the “promotion of tobacco products to customers ...

Ministry Takes First Step Toward Smoking Ban

The Ministry of Tourism has asked bars, restaurants and hotels to ban smoking within their establishments in order to promote a better environment, health and reduce poverty. Tourists will feel safer according to deputy director Sam Chanren if there is a smoking ban. The directive ...

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