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Cambodia: Kingdom sees 69 factories open

Cambodia’s garment industry saw 69 new factories open in the first nine months of this year. But 32 others closed during the period, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. Ministry spokesman Oum Sotha who voiced no concern over the possible removal of Cambodia from the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme, […]

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Cambodia: Logistics overhaul to cost $19b

Cambodia expects to roll out $19 billion worth of projects contained in the logistics masterplan in the next seven years with a vision of becoming a warehousing logistical hub serving the greater Mekong sub-region, as well as Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Public Works and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said trade volume between Thailand and Vietnam […]

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Cambodia: Logistics firms demand lower fees

At the behest of the local logistics sector, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport is urging international shipping companies to consider reducing, or even dropping, fees that have inflated costs for local firms. Particularly, the Freight Forwarders Association has raised concerns over the effect the container imbalance charge (CIC) is having on the bottom […]

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Cambodian-Thai​​ border trade increases

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand reached $3.16 billion in the first nine months – an increase of 14.08 per cent year-on-year. Imports to Cambodia were worth $2.65 billion, representing a 19.26 per cent increase in contrast with exports to Thailand that was valued at merely $543.26 million or a 6.2 per cent drop. “Border […]

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