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...

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...

Draft Law To Help Protect Cambodian SMEs, Regulate Trade Flows

The Council of Ministers on Friday adopted a draft law on trade remedies to protect local producers, businesses, enterprises and foreign businesses operating in...

Hun Sen Calls For East Timor To Be In World Trade...

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called for East Timor to be made a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), so the country can...

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...

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...

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...

Minister Issues Warning On Festive Price Hikes

The Minister of Tourism has threatened to fine and withdraw the licenses of business owners who do not display the price of goods and...

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,...

Prime Minister Pushes For Fresh Supply Of Produce For Tourists

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a Green Belt to be established at the country’s main tourist areas to supply holiday-makers with locally produced...

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...

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...

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...

Private Sector Struck By Electricity Costs, Say Industry Leaders

The high cost of electricity is draining the competitiveness of the private sector, industry leaders said during the Cambodia International Business Summit yesterday, while...

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...

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...

Cambodia Looks To Expand Exports By Courting Eurasian States

Cambodia is aiming to diversify its exports after signing an agreement with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) yesterday, following the first session of a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mobile Promotions Draw Warnings From Telecom Regulator

Mobile network operators were warned yesterday about engaging in a price war by the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), after remarkable promotional packages were...

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...

Opportunities And Barriers In Cambodia’s Solar Market

by Adolfo Perez-Gascon “If countries here adopt clean energy, and they do it the right way, there’s hope for the world,” says Ken Bradley, a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cambodia Looks To Put Waste To Cross-border Trade Papers

Cambodia’s upcoming E-commerce Law, once fully adopted, will herald the implementation of cross-border paperless trade, the Ministry of Commerce’s under-secretary of state Sok Sopheak...
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