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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...

Working With Cambodia’s Numerous Official Public Holidays

Like it or not, Cambodia is one of the most festive places on Earth, with over two dozen public holidays every year. In 2017,...

Incorporating Your Business In Cambodia In 2017

The way businesses are legally incorporated in the Kingdom has changed drastically over the last few years. The launch of the Ministry of Commerce’s...

City Hall To Launch Water Taxi Service In Phnom Penh

A waterway passenger transport service via the Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers will be launched next year, bringing hopes of eased traffic congestion...

Deadline Looming To Submit Foreign Worker Quota Requests

If you are the owner or director of a company in Cambodia and you wish to employ foreigners for more than a tenth of...

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...

River Festival In Stung Treng To Help Boost Eco-Tourism

The government's third annual River Festival, which is being held in Stung Treng province next weekend, will form part of a strategy to attract...

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...

Tax Insight: Amendments That Will Impact Your Business In 2017

The Law of Financial Management 2017 contains a number of amendments to the Law on Taxation set to take effect this month. With the help...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Transport Ministry Launch Online Vehicle Registration, Driving Tests

Two new websites allowing Cambodians to register their vehicles and take the written portion of their driving test exam online were launched by the Ministry...

GE Looks To Power Up Cambodian Electricity Supply

Cambodia’s goal of total nationwide electrification and carbon emission reduction of three million tonnes annually by 2035 will be kept firmly on track by...

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...

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...

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,...

Chinese Company Brought On Board For New Siem Reap Airport

Plans for the construction of a brand new $880 million airport to serve the major tourist hub of Siem Reap are close to being...

PM Welcomes Plans To Build Nissan Factory In Cambodia

The wheels are in motion on plans to set up a vehicle assembly and spare parts production factory in Cambodia, with a Malaysia-based automobile...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Thousands To Flood Sihanoukville For 2016 Sea Festival

Cambodia’s southern coastal resort town of Sihanoukville is preparing to host the fifth annual Sea Festival from December 23-25, with authorities expecting around 200,000...

Cambodia, Thailand Railway Link Nearing Completion

Cambodia’s railway link to Thailand is hoped to be completed by the end of this year, according to Minister of Public Works and Transportation...

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...

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...

Government Offers SME Tax Breaks For Tax Compliance

Sweeping tax incentives are being offered by the Cambodian government to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in an attempt to bring them into the...

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...

Cambodia Construction Booming Amidst Warning Of Credit Bubble

Construction projects approved by Cambodia’s Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning & Construction increased substantially in overall value during 2016 compared to the previous...

Aid Agencies Agree To Help Grow Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly agreed yesterday in an agreement to earmark...

Cambodian Government Pushes For More Homegrown Vegetables

A move to stem the flow of an estimated $200 million per year on imports from neighbouring countries has been initiated by the Cambodian government...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ministers To Showcase Cambodia At World Economic Forum 2017

A delegation of high-ranking Cambodian government officials – including Prime Minister Hun Sen, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak, Economy & Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, and...

Cambodian Customs Revenue Up Despite ASEAN Trade Tax Losses

An increase in Cambodia's annual customs revenues has been reported even though $150 million was lost in tax last year due to the ASEAN Free...

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...

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...

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...

Phone Companies Pushed Harder To Register SIM Cards

Mobile phone operators will be hit by fines, suspension or even closure if they fail to register the identities of all of their users...

Request For VAT Input Credit And Use Of Sequential Invoice Numbers

On 20 December 2016, the General Tax Department (GDT) issued Instruction No. 21406 relating to Requests for VAT Input Credit in accordance with Article...

Delay Loan Repayments For Rice Farmers, Asks PM

A slowdown in demand for paddy rice on the global market has seen prices drop in Cambodia, with Prime Minister Hun Sen calling on...

Cambodia’s Inaugural SME Park Set For Kandal Province

WorldBridge International (Cambodia) revealed plans on Friday to build the Kingdom’s first industrial park for small and medium-sized enterprises in Kandal province, following the...

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...

Investments In Cambodia Are Safe And Secure, Says Premier

As Cambodia prepares to host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in May, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday made a global call for more investment...

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...

Growth To Continue In Cambodia’s Manufacturing Sector

The number of new factories opening in Cambodia during the first nine months of 2016 has risen by 11 percent compared to the same...

Swedish Trade Deal Pursued By Cambodia

Cambodia is pushing Sweden to increase imports of its milled rice, with Prime Minister Hun Sen asking his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven at the...

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...

Maybank Cambodia Launch ‘Water For Life’ project

Maybank Cambodia, in collaboration with the Embassy of Malaysia and supported by the Ministry of Rural Development of Cambodia, launched their ‘Water for Life’...

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...

Cambodia Signs Agreement To Protect European Patents

The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts signed a new validation agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) yesterday that will see Cambodia become the...

Ministry To Protect Sihanoukville Beach Areas From Development

The Ministry of Tourism offered a ray of sunshine to beachgoers by revealing measures to make some areas of beaches in the southern coastal...

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...

Cambodia Chamber Of Commerce To Branch Out Overseas

The Ministry of Commerce finalised a sub-decree on Friday to allow the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to set up representative offices overseas and...

Uber Looking For Share Of Rides In Cambodian Market

A feasibility study on operating an app-based ride-sharing service in Cambodia is to be conducted by American transportation network giants Uber, with Commerce Minister...

Cambodia And Thailand To Increase Cross-Border Vehicle Quota

The daily limit of licensed vehicles permitted to cross the border between Cambodia and Thailand is to significantly increase from the current 40 each...

Sathapana Joins List Of Private Banks To Undergo Rebranding

Sathapana Bank Plc became the fourth major financial institution to announce a change to their company logo following last week’s directive from the Ministry...

Hungary Offers Boost For Battambang Tourism

The development of Battambang province into a cultural heritage site will receive technical assistance from the Hungarian government, according to the Ministry of Tourism. “Government...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ASEAN Members Agree To Slash Tariffs On Trade Products

Experts yesterday welcomed recent moves by ASEAN members to agree to cut 90 percent of tariffs in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for between...

ANZ Royal Joins Banks In Offering Tax Payment Service

The signing on Friday of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Economy and Finance and ANZ Royal will see customers of...

Chinese Company To Dive Deep Into Cambodia’s Fish Market

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries signed an agreement yesterday with China Ocean Fishing Holding Limited (COFL) to start a $100 million joint...

First Tax Service Agent Licences Granted By Government

The Cambodian government made another significant step towards the professionalisation of its tax industry yesterday by issuing 43 tax service agent licenses to individuals...

Cambodia Looks To Boost Infrastructure With AIIB Loan

The government is looking to address the current need for infrastructure development in Cambodia through the application of a loan next year from the...

SmartStart Program To Help Young Innovators Realise Their Ideas

Smart Axiata, one of the leading mobile operators in Cambodia, yesterday officially launched its digital young innovator program SmartStart, aimed at helping young Cambodians...

First Submarine Cable Launches To Boost Cambodia’s Internet

Cambodia’s first submarine telecoms cable, which was built at a cost of $100 million, was officially launched yesterday, strengthening existing internet capacity and greatly...

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...

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...

New Vietnam Gambling Program Set To Hurt Cambodian Casinos

The already struggling casinos in the Cambodian border town of Bavet have been struck by another unfortunate outcome after Vietnam announced its decision to...

Cambodian Products Chasing GI Status From The EU

Four Cambodian products could join Kampot pepper in receiving geographical indication (GI) status from the EU, the Ministry of Commerce revealed on Tuesday. Kampot salt,...

MFIs Urged To Consider Moveable Assets As Loan Collateral

Moveable assets such as cars, motorbikes, agricultural machinery and crop stocks should also be considered as loan collateral by Cambodia’s microfinance institutions (MFIs), economic...

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...

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...

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...

Siem Reap To Host LDC Roundtable Trade Meeting

Cambodia has been selected to chair the Global Coordination Bureau of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), with Siem Reap hosting a roundtable meeting to...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Telecom Regulator Calls End To Mobile Price War

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) has managed to get the majority of the Kingdom’s six mobile operators to agree to discontinue their recent...

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...

Chinese New Year Sees More Cambodians Heading Abroad

Cambodia’s robust economic growth has afforded a marked increase in the number of locals travelling abroad during the three-day Chinese New Year festival this...

Cambodia Showcases Opportunities For Chinese Investors

Representatives from over 200 Chinese companies attended the Cambodia-China Business Forum yesterday at Garden City Hotel on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to discuss...

New Cambodian Law To Crack Down On Unscrupulous Businesses

All the chapters of the draft consumer protection law have been completed by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and will soon be submitted to the...

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...

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...

Server To Assist Government In Online Gambling Crackdown

In an attempt to prevent Cambodians from gambling, the Ministry of Economy and Finance has revealed plans for a server to manage and control...

Number Of Cambodian Tourists Going Out Going Up

Outbound tourism in Cambodia increased by 20 percent during 2016 compared to the previous year with around 1.4 million travelling outside the Kingdom, according...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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