Cambodia seeks rice exports to Philippine market

In order to expand the rice market and exports, a delegation of the Ministry of Commerce and the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) visited the Philippines and engaged in negotiations with Philippine officials.

The Cambodian delegation was led by Kim Srey Roth, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce, Chan Sok Ty, the Royal Government delegate in charge of the General Director of Green Trade of the Ministry of Commerce, and Chan Sokheang, CRF President.

During the meeting and study visit, the Cambodian delegation met with Alfredo E. Pascual, Secretary of Trade and Industry of Philippines, and Emmie Liza Perez-Chiong, head of the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC).

The two sides agreed to study the possibility of re-signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on rice trade under state mechanisms which is expected to be signed soon.

During the visit, the Cambodian delegation also discussed the mechanism and technical terms and prices for supply with Philippine rice importers. The importers are interested in the quality of rice and intend to import Cambodian rice to the Philippine market as well.