Ministry of Commerce

Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister; Minister of Commerce of Cambodia.Photo by World Economic Forum, take on 20 April 2015. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister; Minister of Commerce of Cambodia.Photo by World Economic Forum, take on 20 April 2015. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

In 1996, the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) was established by law.1 Its organization and functioning is defined by a sub-decree of the Royal Government of Cambodia.2 The minister responsible for the MoC is selected by the prime minister and nominated by the King. Following a vote of confidence by the National Assembly, the minister is appointed along with the Council of Ministers by royal decree (Preah Reach Kret).3

The MoC is responsible for implementing and contributing to government policy. Included in the jurisdiction and responsibilities of the ministry are:

  • maintenance of market prices and intervention into the markets
  • overseeing international trade and finding overseas markets for local products and services, and
  • registering and issuing company licenses.

To implement these tasks, the ministry is organized into various General Departments and Departments, including Provincial Departments of Commerce and  Provincial Branches of CamControl.4

Access to information on:

  1. Trade information
  2. Trade services                                                     
  3. Trade promotion
  4. Foreign direct investment
  5. Projects of the ministry and implementing organs
  6. Official documents


  • Portal address: Lot 19-61, MOC Road (113B Road), turn in from  Russian Blvd, Phum Teuk Thla, Sangkat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Email:
  • Phone: (+855)23 866 425
  • Map:

 Last updated: 14 August 2015


  1. 1. Law on Establishment of Ministry of Commerce, promulgated by Kram NS/RKM/0196/16 dated January 24, 1996.
  2. 2. Sub-decree No.131 on Organization and Functioning of the Ministry of Commerce dated March 19, 2014.
  3. 3. Currently, the Minister of Commerce is H.E. Sun Chanthol. He was nominated by Royal Decree No. NS/RKM/0913/903 dated on September 24, 2013.
  4. 4. Ministry of Commerce. Organization Chart of Ministry of Commerce. Accessed June 11, 2015,
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