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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

Minister asks for export break

Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh yesterday called on the US to allow duty-free entry for Cambodian exports, a benefit the Kingdom already enjoyed with the European Union. The introduction of preferential tax treatment from the US would result in the Kingdom’s share of that country’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090751485/Business/minister-asks-for-export-break.html

Minister wants e-trade by end of year

Cambodian government officials have called on the US-ASEAN Business Council to help finalise implementation of the Kingdom’s first e-commerce law by year’s end. However, US-ASEAN Business Council councillor Frances Zwening said Google did not provide an “in-depth response” to the request for assistance, but added ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090651476/Business/minister-wants-e-trade-by-end-of-year.html

Food Imports See Big Jump

CAMBODIA’S total food and beverage imports jumped 28 percent year-on-year through June to US$74 million, as domestic demand continued to outpace the Kingdom’s production capacity. The demand comes as Cambodia’s economy regains momentum following the global financial crisis, said officials at the Ministry of Commerce, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082351201/Business/food-imports-see-big-jump.html

Pig production priority

Thailand’s reported move to ban exports of live pigs highlights the need to develop a larger Cambodian pig industry,  insiders say. The Bangkok Post reported yesterday that Thailand’s Acting Commerce Minister Porntiva Nakasai had banned the exports in order to bring down its own prices, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070150113/Business/pig-production-priority.html

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