KhmerSME: National SMEs Information Web Portal

The Cambodian Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation is reportedly setting up another online portal, this one is aimed at small and medium...

Ministry of Tourism waives licence renewal fees 2021

The Cambodian Ministry of Tourism (MoT) confirmed it would waive licence renewal fees for 2021 to assist the struggling tourist industry, however, new business...

Cambodia Ministry of Tourism announces new safety guidelines

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the hope that tourism will bounce back soon in the Kingdon, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism...

Cambodia Wind Power

Cambodia is set to sign a formal agreement to build a wind power station on Bokor Mountain in Kampot and add to its renewable...

Cambodian National Information Technology Business Registration Platform

The Cambodian National Information Technology (IT) Business Registration Platform is set to launch in June 2020 according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Online...

National Bank of Cambodia to end use of small Dollar notes

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), the central bank of the Kingdom of Cambodia, wants the country to stop using the smallest US dollar...

Cambodia eases some restrictions on COVID-19

The Royal Cambodian Government has lifted the ban on visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US due to COVID-19 and museums...

Cambodian Finance ministry raises $1.4B in Q1 2020

The Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance raised $1.4B in Q1 2020 revenue, which represents an increase of 24% from Q1 2019. Q1 2020 Revenue The...

FPCS to be enforced from July 2020

Foreigners must register on the FPCS (Foreigners Present in Cambodia System) app with failure to do so resulting in visas not being extended after...

Increased fines for drink-driving violations

As recent as a month ago, the Royal Cambodian Government updated the traffic laws in the Kingdom to increase the fines for traffic violations,...

Cambodian Antitrust and Competition draft law near approval

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce says the government will finalise a draft law on Antitrust and Competition, and submit it to the National Assembly...

Cambodia increases its solar-power generation

Cambodia increased its total solar-power generation to 150MW (megawatts) after a 60 MW solar farm owned by SchneiTec Renewable Co Ltd. was added to...

Public holidays in Cambodia affected by COVID-19

In 2019, the Cambodian government decided to reduce the number of public holidays in Cambodia for 2020 from 28 days to 22 days. However,...

How are Cambodian businesses affected by COVID-19?

COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the entire globe, and in Cambodia, key industries have also taken a financial hit. A number of...

SME Bank of Cambodia: SME Co-Financing Scheme

The SME Bank of Cambodia was officially launched by the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Friday 3rd April 2020. Small and medium enterprises...

HacKH The Crisis Cambodia

A group of local Cambodian companies are coming together for "HacKH The Crises" to come up with innovative solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Cambodian Tax Rates 2020

The Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance has revised the tax rates for all business owners and employees in Cambodia in 2020. According to a...

Cambodia Traffic Laws Updated 2020

The Royal Cambodian Government has updated the traffic laws in the Kingdom in March 2020 and the fines for traffic violations. In January 2020, Cambodian...

MLVT issues notice on updating employees contact numbers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) has issued notification 009/20 on the 'Requirements for Updating Contact Phone Numbers of Employees'. A number of...

Government Greenlights $14.4 Billion Public Investment Programme

The Council of Ministers has given a green light to a public investment programme that will see the government and its development partners spend...

National Assembly Approves Draft Oil Management Law

The National Assembly yesterday approved the latest draft of the Law on Oil and Oil Production Management, a piece of legislation that has been...

Ministers Approve Draft Petroleum Law

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a draft of the Law on Petroleum and Petroleum Production Management which aims to manage Cambodia’s oil...

Government To Drop VAT On Agricultural Exports

Local firms will no longer be charged value-added tax (VAT) on exports of agricultural goods, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Friday. The premier said dropping...

Commerce Minister Pitches For More US Investments

Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak is urging more American companies to follow in the footsteps of Coca Cola Company and invest in Cambodia. Mr Sorasak...

EU Funding For Fisheries Programme Confirmed

On Monday, European Union ambassador George Edgar confirmed funding for a $98 million project to support the local fisheries sector from 2019 to 2023. During...

ADB Project To Bolster Agriculture Industry

With most local agricultural exports consisting of raw materials, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is now designing a multimillion project to increase the value...

Investment Law To Be Revised

The government is gathering input from the private sector and development partners to amend the country’s Investment Law and make the country a more...

Ministry To Meet With Companies Over EBA Saga

The Ministry of Commerce is planning a meeting with public and private actors to discuss the revocation of the European Union’s Everything-but-arms (EBA) deal...

Ministry And German Aid Agency Launch SME Programme

The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts and GIZ on Monday launched the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Programme, a project that aims...

National Grid To Reach All Provinces Next Year

The government says it plans to have all 24 provinces in the country connected to the national grid by 2020. Five provinces still lack access...

Small businesses urged to apply for tax incentives

The General Department of Taxation is calling on small and medium-sized enterprise operating in a number of prioritised industries to apply for tax incentives...

Vegetable Production Programme Bears Fruit

A government initiative to reduce vegetable imports is bearing fruit, with Siem Reap province producing 1,432 tonnes of veggies last year, according to a...

Dam in Sesan Begins Operations

The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, was officially launched yesterday after more than four years of construction. The dam is Cambodia’s biggest...

Sea Festival Attracts 180,000 Visitors

During the weekend, Koh Kong welcomed 180,000 visitors coming to the province to attend the Sea Festival, which ended yesterday. Koh Kong tourism department director...

Kampong Speu’s Palm Sugar To Earn GI Label In Upcoming Months

Kampong Speu province’s palm sugar will be recognised as a geographical indication (GI) in the European Union early next year, an official from the...

Throwing Sand In One’s Own Rice Bowl

A year ago, the European Union offered Cambodia the option of using a unique Harmonised Systems Code (HS Code) for its Jasmine fragrant rice...

Income Level Target Too Ambitious: WB

The World Bank yesterday advised Cambodian policymakers to allow more time for the country to become an upper-middle income economy, asking the government to...

Withdrawal Of EBA Could Spark Rating Downgrade, Experts Say

The cancellation of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme would severely affect trade, investor sentiment, and the overall economy followed by a possible sovereign...

Budget To Increase By 11.4 pct

The National Assembly yesterday unanimously approved the national budget for 2019, which will be 11.4 percent higher than this year’s, amounting to $6.7 billion. According...

Register Now Or Miss Out On Tax breaks, Ministry Says

Government officials and private sector leaders on Friday reiterated their calls for all small and medium-sized enterprises to join the regulatory fold. Public officials and...

Forum To Shine A Light On Food Safety

A new conference to be held in Phnom Penh next month aims to raise public awareness on food safety and raise quality standards across...

Kampong Chhnang To Host Next River Festival

Kampong Chhnang province will host the fifth iteration of the River Festival, which will take place during three days in March. The event will feature...

Government Bonds To Enter Market By 2022

The government on Friday reiterated its intention of issuing sovereign bonds, and said they will become available to investors in the next four to...

Food And Utilities Pushed Up Inflation In June Says Report

According to latest data from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), the country’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 2.34 in June last year...

Banks, Insurance Companies Must List In Stock Exchange

Securities industry insiders urged the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) to push for more banks and...

Cambodia To Host AMAF In 2020

Cambodia will be the host country for the 41st meeting of the Asean Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in 2020, according to a...

Malys Angkor Crowned World’s Best Rice

Cambodian premium fragrant rice, Malys Angkor, won the World’s Best Rice award – the fourth achievement it earned for Cambodia, after landing second in...

US Companies Eye ‘Enormous’ Potential Of Local Agriculture

A group of leading US firms invited by the US Embassy is now in Phnom Penh exploring investment opportunities in Cambodia’s agriculture sector. The group...

Chemical Analysis Systems To Increase Food Safety

Local produce can now be checked for pesticide residue using the technique known as chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) after the Ministry of Agriculture acquired LCMS...

New Partnership To Advance Local Social Security System

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) yesterday teamed up with a Philippine insurance provider to boost the quality of the local social security system. Under...

Official: Silk Centre A Model Of Innovation In Development

This year’s celebrations for United Nations Day will be held at the silk research centre of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with an...

GDT Asks Citizens To Report Corruption

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) on Monday encouraged citizens and firms to file complaints against officials who demand additional money when collecting tax...

FAO-led Project To Boost Meat Quality In The Kingdom

A new partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations seeks to enhance the quality of local meat by modernising facilities...

RDB To Request An Extra $50 Million To Beef Up Agriculture...

The Rural Development Bank (RDB), a state-own institution, plans to request an additional $50 million to beef up the government-led emergency fund for the...

New Partnership To Boost Diplomats’ Tech Skills

Two state-owned institutes this week agreed to work together to train local diplomats in skills related to information and communications technology (ICT). The National Institute...

Government Issues Final Deadline To Register SIM Card Users

The government has set a new deadline for mobile network operators to have all their SIM cards properly registered. July 1 will be the last...

Government To Incentivise Low-cost Housing Projects

As part of their new affordable housing policy, the government is calling on developers to submit proposals for low-cost housing projects under the promise...

Government To Regulate Service Charges

In a bid to increase transparency between businesses and their customers in the tourism industry, the government has issued a directive regulating the use...

Cambodia Committed To Vocational Education And Training: Ministry

With the development of the country’s human capital as a top priority, the government on Friday asked the private sector as well as national...

Next Asean Meeting On Tourism Qualifications To Be Held In Cambodia

The second edition of a conference on the mutual recognition of professionals in the tourism industry across Asean member states will take place in...

Government Issues Regulation On Taxing Oil Production Operations

The Ministry of Economy and Finance issued a sub-decree this week detailing taxation requirements for oil production operations in the Kingdom. Sub-decree number 52, signed...

National Road 6 Officially In Service

Following the completion in July of the section stretching from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham province, National Road 6 was officially inaugurated yesterday in...

EuroCham Holds Tax Forum In Siem Reap

Eurocham Cambodia held Friday another edition of its prestigious tax forum in Siem Reap, an event that allowed members of the private sector to...

Fisheries Conservation Project Headed To Europe For Approval

The feasibility study on a promising fisheries-conservation project that will be financed by the European Union has been finished, and will now be presented...

Protecting Intellectual Property Key To Innovation: Minister

Following an application from a local company to patent the process of turning banana trees into fabric, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft reminded...

Digitalisation Must Be A Priority For Businesses: Ministry

The Ministry of Posts and Telecomm-unications yesterday urged government bodies and companies operating in Cambodia to redouble efforts to digitalise processes and embrace the...

GMS Countries Sign New Deal, Boost Transport Connectivity

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries reached an agreement last week on the implementation of the cross-border transport facilitation agreement (CBTA), which, starting June 1,...

Tax Payment Goes Online

Continuing efforts to boost government tax revenue and facilitate business operations in the country, the General Department of Taxation yesterday launched its electronic payment...

Japanese Investors Eye The Cambodian Market

A group of Japanese investors are now visiting Cambodia in search of business opportunities in manufacturing and the service sector.  Ith Sam Heng, the Minister...

New MoU With Thailand On Trade Across Borders

Cambodia and Thailand will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cross-border trade in early November to comply with Thailand’s new customs law, which...

Plastic Bag Usage Under Scrutiny

In a narrow aisle crowded with boisterous shoppers inside Phnom Penh’s hectic Orussey Market, a small shop owner places an order for plastic bags...

Francophone States Must Work Together: Minister

The Minister of Commerce on Monday urged member estates of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), particularly less developed economies, to work together...

GMAC Submits New Tariff Petition To US Regulators

Garment and footwear makers are set to submit today a petition to the government of the United States to give Cambodian footwear exports preferential...

Business Guide: Obtaining a Driving License Cambodia

According to the Land Traffic Law, if you are driving any motorised vehicle in the Kingdom, you are required to carry with you a...

Dates Set For 2017 Sea Festival In Kep

The sixth Sea Festival will take place in Kep province from December 22 to 24, according to a government statement issued this week. The event,...

PM Announces New Airport In Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that Siem Reap is in need of a new airport to tackle the rising number of visitors to...

Cambodian Schools To Teach Financial Literacy

Financial literacy as a school subject to increase students’ knowledge about money will be introduced nationwide through the first phase of the Cambodian School...

More Than 300 French Firms Eye Cambodia

Hundreds of French companies could be making their way to Cambodia seeking investments in the garment, textile, tourism and agriculture sectors, according to French...

No Pchum Ben Price Hikes, Says Minister

The government yesterday called on tourism service providers nationwide not to increase their prices during the upcoming Pchum Ben holidays. The directive issued through the...

Companies Reminded To Submit Foreign Worker Quota Requests

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has recently issued an announcement which reminds owners or directors of enterprises and establishments falling under the...

Trade With US Normal, Claims Ministry

Despite a diplomatic row with the United States, the trade relationship between Cambodia and the US remains normal, the Ministry of Commerce’s spokesperson claimed...

Cambodia To Host 2018 China-ASEAN Expo

Cambodia will host the 15th China-ASEAN Expo next year to showcase business opportunities in the regional grouping and also to attract more investment and...

Cambodia, Thailand Reach Tax Deal

Cambodia and Thailand yesterday agreed to seek more strategies to boost bilateral trade, cross border development and investment to achieve the target of $15...

Regional Eco-friendly Agriculture Policy Plan

Agriculture leaders from the Great Mekong Subregion are working to boost countries’ focus on safe and environmentally friendly agriculture value chains with an aim...

Cambodia-Thai Hydro Deal Signing Faces Delay

A $100 million electricity and fresh water deal for a joint-venture between Cambodia’s LYP Group and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will...

Tourism Minister Pushes Siem Reap To Clean Up

The government has highlighted seven key areas that it wants to see improved in Siem Reap before the city is nominated to be a...

Tax Bill Puts Nail In Newspaper’s Coffin

The independent English-language newspaper The Cambodia Daily officially ceased publication today after 24 years. The closure comes after the government slapped the media outlet...

Foreign Architects, Engineers Given Ultimatum

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction plans to take drastic action, with possible deportation, against foreign architects and engineers who are...

Cautious Praise For Pension Scheme

While some in the business community have welcomed a government plan to launch a pension scheme for the private sector next year, a leading...

Paperless Trade On The Horizon

Cambodia yesterday signed the framework agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, which aims to strengthen digital trade...

Cambodia Wants US To Review Trade Deal

Cambodia has suggested that the US review its Generalised System of Preference for Duty-Free and Quota Free (GSP-DFQF), granted to the Kingdom as a...

Obtaining a Work Permit in Cambodia

The Cambodian Department of Immigration (part of the Ministry of Interior) ensures all foreign nationals obtain an official work permit/employment card to be eligible...

Prime Minister Says No To Seaweed Plantations

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he has rejected proposals for investment in seaweed plantations in Preah Sihanouk and Kep provinces. Speaking at the National...

Solar Power Set To Shine In Bavet

Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project is still in the trial testing stage, but is expected to be fully operational at the end of...

Gasoline Retail Prices Creep Up In The Kingdom

Retail prices for gasoline have gradually increased by approximately 5 percent since December last year, raising concern from motorists that prices will hit the ceiling...

Government To Intervene In Rice Sector

The government, with a budget of $50 million for emergency loans and $30 million for building silos and warehouses, will intervene to stabilise rice...

US To Examine Cambodian Food Standards

The United States, one of the Cambodia’s key trading partners, is going to assess sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards in Cambodia, opening up the opportunity...

KrisEnergy All Set To Ink Extraction Agreement

The Cambodian government and KrisEnergy, a Singapore-listed oil and gas firm, are set to sign a petroleum agreement this month to pave the way...

Cambodia’s Trade Reforms Praised

Canada on Tuesday urged the Cambodian government to continue its reforms to facilitate trade and investment, particularly in the garment sector. Donica Pottie, the Canadian...

PM Asks Japan To Help With Phnom Penh Skytrain

The Japanese government has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on constructing a skytrain from the city centre to the Phnom Penh International Airport...
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