Chinese Cities To Host Cambodian Commercial Centers

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Cambodian rice has repeatedly been voted as the world’s best.

The Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou will each have a commercial centre established to promote Cambodian exports and culture, according to a Ministry of Commerce statement released on Saturday.

The centres will be rent-free and launched with the assistance of a local industrial company in their respective locations, added the statement.

Further details on the agreement have yet to be released, with Commerce Ministry officials unreachable for comment on Sunday.

With the US rejecting of 1,700 tons of Vietnamese rice in the first four months of this year due to pesticide residue found in shipments, concerns have been raised as to whether Cambodia would struggle to satisfy the quality controls set in China.

“We will face the same situation—whether we have food that reaches the standard,” said Cambodian agro-industrial magnate Mong Reththy.

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