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...

Obtaining Or Renewing A Cambodian Driving Licence

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...

Work Permits Required For Long-term Visa Extensions

Police officials at the Department of Immigration (part of the Ministry of Interior), which is located opposite the Phnom Penh International Airport and deals...

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...

PTT To Help Cambodia In Oil And Gas Sector

The Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy and Thailand’s giant conglomerate PTT have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen Cambodia’s technical knowledge in the...

New Track For Battambang Bamboo Trains

A new track for the “nori”, also known as the bamboo train, will be built in Battambang province to keep alive the traditional tourist...

Cambodia, Myanmar Trade Cooperation

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia and Myanmar will encourage investment from small and medium enterprises and exchange agricultural...

Air Traffic To Cambodia Up 23%

Air traffic to Cambodia’s three international airports increased by 23 percent in the first two quarters of 2017, due largely to growing Chinese tourism...

Future Bright For Solar Energy In Kep

The Ministry of Environment has announced its support for a new 10-megawatt solar power development project in Kep province to be spearheaded by the...

MOI Notice On Compliance With LANGO

On 4 July 2017, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) issued a Notice, which noted that some local associations (LAs) and NGOs have yet to...

Over $1bn Invested In Local Infrastructure

Cambodia has invested more than $1 billion on infrastructure, especially transport, a senior official at the Ministry of Economy and Finance says. The figure represents...

Ministries & Private Sector To Promote Ecotourism

The Ministry of Tourism yesterday agreed to create an inter-ministerial working group to promote eco-tourism. After approval of a draft national ecotourism policy, Tourism Minister...

Lacklustre Trading Debut In PAS Shares

The trading price of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) has failed to live up to high expectations after its debut on the Cambodia Securities Exchange...

Chinese Firms To Set Up Mega Water Plant

Chinese companies based in Shanghai have revealed ambitious plans to establish the first-ever mega industrial plant producing clean water in Cambodia, aiming to help...

One Window Service Launched For Tax, Customs

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has officially launched a single window service to streamline work across several departments. The service is intended to...

Chinese Firm Plans Hotels Boost In Cambodia

China-based Shenzhen Win-Win Decoration and Designing plans to build 100 budget hotels in Cambodia to capitalise on the growth in tourism, especially from the...

Cost Of New Bank Service Tax May Be Passed On To...

A prakas issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance on May 25, that more clearly defines the government’s laws for nontaxable supplies of...

Indian Weddings Offer Rich Pickings For Cambodian Tourism

Cambodia has the potential to set itself up as a premium wedding destination for India’s middle class who have a taste for opulence and...

Commune Elections Alcohol Ban Met With Resistance

In an effort to avoid civil unrest during the upcoming commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen last Friday issued a government directive banning the...

Ministry Launches Online Platform For Trademark Registration

A new online trademark registration gateway allowing individuals and companies to register trademarks in Cambodia was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce. Applicants can...

Invest More In Processing Raw Materials, Says Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on investors to invest in the processing of raw materials to support the government’s 2015-2025 Industrial Development Policy (IDP). “The...

Airline Tax Proposed To Help Clean Up Cambodia

The government is looking at ways to tackle Cambodia’s waste problem with a $1 charge on airline tickets touted to raise the cash. The move...

RCEP To Help Open Up Markets For Cambodia

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has the potential to deliver significant business opportunities for Cambodia, given that the 16 RCEP participating countries contribute...

Foreign Tourist Arrivals In Cambodia Up Over 12 Percent

Foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia went up more than 12 percent in the first quarter of 2017, as the country ramped up efforts to...

World Economic Forum On ASEAN To Kick Off

High profile CEOs, prominent businessmen, ministers and leaders of ASEAN, India and Timor-Leste will gather in Phnom Penh next week for the launch of...

Bridge Between Cambodia And Vietnam Boosts Bilateral Trade Ties

A bridge connecting Chrey Thom district in Kandal province to Long Binh in Vietnam’s An Giang province was officially launched yesterday by Prime Minister Hun...

Cambodia’s Total Borrowing Since 1993 Grows To $8.3 Billion

The government signed concessional loan agreements with development partners – both bilateral and multilateral – amounting to about $8.3 billion from 1993 to the...

Electricity Grid Expansion Project Powers Up Provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the...

Khmer New Year Holiday Sees Record Tourist Numbers

Cambodia’s top tourist destinations recorded a record number of visitors this Khmer New Year, with 2.5 million locals and foreigners traveling to celebrate the...

Prime Minister Lauds China’s Key Role In Development Of Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that China has been playing a critical role in contributing to the development of the Cambodian economy through...

Retroactive Fees Dropped During April For Work Permit Applications

Foreigners employed in Cambodia who missed the March 31 deadline to register for a work permit have been given a remarkable reprieve by the Ministry of...

Tourist Numbers Increase Despite Angkor Ticket Hike

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap reached $30.85 million, up  51 percent in the first...

Labour Ministry Adds April For Foreigner Work Permit Registration

In a similar move to the one pulled recently by the General Department of Taxation, whereby they issued a last-minute month-long extension to their...

WTO Trade Pact Poised To Boost Cambodian Exports

The US Ambassador has urged the Cambodian government to improve customs procedures and reduce bureaucracy to make the most of the World Trade Organisation’s...

GDT Issues Late Extension To Annual Tax Filings Deadline

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has made an unprecedented last-minute move to grant a one-month extension to its traditional March 31 deadline for...

Prime Minister Calls For Curb On Khmer New Year Price Hikes

Prime Minister Hun Sen called yesterday for transport companies, tourism service providers and food sellers not to increase prices for Khmer New Year to...

Cambodia’s First International Agriculture Expo In Pipeline

Santhai Import Export Company is planning the first international exhibition of agricultural products in Cambodia this year in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture,...

KrisEnergy Nears Agreement For First Offshore Oil Extraction

Terms have been settled between Singapore-listed energy firm KrisEnergy Ltd and the Cambodian government to pave the way towards a production-sharing agreement for the...

Thousands Attend 2017 River Festival In Stung Treng Province

The government’s three-day River Festival in Stung Treng province that ended on Sunday attracted a total of around 140,000 local and international tourists, the...
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