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Kampot pepper pact keeping prices stable

Kampot pepper prices are set to remain stable for another year as part of an agreement between local producers that caps prices through the end of 2017, a representative of the pepper association said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-pact-keeping-prices-stable

PM urges US to drop tariffs

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged policymakers in Washington to expand its preferential treatment of goods imported from least-developed countries (LDCs) including Cambodia by increasing the amount of goods permitted duty- and quota-free access to the US market.“Cambodia would like to request that the US provide ...

Cam McGrath and Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-urges-us-drop-tariffs

Russia pledges duty-free trade

Russia is set to approve duty- and quota-free imports for up to 3,000 Cambodian agricultural products, according to local government officials. A statement issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce on Friday states that Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, Alexey Ulyukaev, agreed in principal to increase the ...

Chan Muyhong and Charles Rollet
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/russia-pledges-duty-free-trade

Yield of GI pepper up, but lower than hoped

This season’s Kampot pepper production is expected to reach 27 tonnes, up from 21 tonnes last year thanks to a larger area of harvested land. But Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said on Sunday that despite the increase, adverse weather conditions meant the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/yield-gi-pepper-lower-hoped

Friends in high places

A Chinese developer with a “family-like” relationship to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit has accelerated construction at its $5 billion resort – ostensibly cancelled by royal decree in 2010 – in a protected national park in Preah Sihanouk province. The 3,300-hectare Golden Silver Gulf resort ...

Daniel Pye and May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/friends-high-places

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

Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms

Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/pirated-software-may-threaten-garment-firms-28459/

Sweet Prospects

The sugar palm is a national symbol for Cambodia. Harvested by the country’s poor for centuries, no part of the palm tree goes to waste in a process that fashions the tree into a range of products. The durable and strong leaves are weaved into ...

http://sea-globe.com/sweet-prospects/

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

Cambodia Comforts Worried Summit

While the financial problems of Europe created a worried mood for the Group of 20 leaders at Los Cabos, Mexico, last week, a bright spot was Prime Minister Hun Sen’s representation of Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship, according to lawyer and government adviser Sok Siphana, who accompanied ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062757035/Business/cambodia-comforts-summit.html

Kingdom, WTO call on US to drop tariffs

Both Cambodia and the World Trade Organisation this week called on the United States to follow China’s lead in promising zero-tariff treatment to Least Developed Countries. Chinese President Hu Jintao, in a speech at the G20 summit in Cannes, France, on Friday, announced China would grant ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Weak spots seen in Kingdom trade

While the World Trade Organisation yesterday lauded Cambodia’s economic achievements since joining in 2004, officials pointed to the lack of much-needed financing for the Kingdom’s burgeoning trade sector. Cambodia lacks the capacity to finance the manufacturing and agriculture exports that would allow the country’s industries to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110852601/Business/weak-spots-seen-in-kingdom-trade.html

WTO review of Kingdom trade policy expected

The World Trade Organisation today will conclude its first-ever review of Cambodia’s trade policies and practices and issue its concluding remarks. The trade review, which began on November 1, is the first time the Kingdom, which was the first least-developed country to fully accede to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110352508/Business/wto-review-of-kingdom-trade-policy-expected.html

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