Rice Federation Meets With Gov’t, Mulls Consortium



Representatives of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) met yesterday with Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol to discuss ways of helping the country’s troubled rice industry, which has been facing increased pressure due to illegal imports of rice from Vietnam. According to those present at the meeting, a policy agenda was agreed to be discussed by government officials in upcoming weeks. The aim is to develop a plan to support the price of Cambodian rice vis-à-vis cheaper Vietnamese imports.

Following the talks, CRF representatives announced they were developing a long-term mechanism to support rice millers and exporters, including creating a consortium to manage Cambodia’s rice export price.

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