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FTA, investment law to boost Cambodia-S Korea trade: envoy

ement (FTA) signed between the two countries turning out to be important factors in enhancing bilateral trade and encouraging more direct investment flows from his country to the latter.

Cambodia, China committed to raising bilateral trade to $10 bn by 2023

Cambodia’s export of goods to China saw a significant rise, valued over $1.1 billion in the third quarter this year—a year-on-year increase of 52.74 per cent, according to figures from the former’s ministry of commerce.

FTA to boost South Korea-Cambodia textiles-clothing trade

The free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and Cambodia, signed last week, is expected to boost the bilateral trade, including textile and clothing trade, between the two Asian countries. Finished textile-based products such as garments, footwear and travel bags are covered under the FTA which removes tariffs on over 90 per cent of goods.

S Korea signs free trade agreement with Cambodia

uth Korea and Cambodia recently signed a free trade agreement (FTA) to deepen economic ties, according to the former’s ministry of trade, industry and energy.

Consortium comprising GIZ, others to address textile waste in Cambodia

An international consortium initiated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ FABRIC project), the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA), Chip Mong Insee, Dakota Industrial, H&M Foundation and VF Corporation recently announced an ambitious project to address textile waste in Cambodia.

Cambodian National Assembly ratifies FTA with China

The National Assembly of Cambodia last week ratified its free trade agreement (FTA) with China. Ninety two lawmakers unanimously adopted the pact, which will be reviewed by the Senate before being submitted to King Norodom Sihamoni for endorsement. The Cambodia-China FTA was signed on October 12 last year to boost bilateral boosting trade and investment.

Cambodia’s CDC approves $2.4 mn bag, shoe factory in Kandal province

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) recently approved a garment factory of Auspicious Bag and Shoes Accessories Co Ltd at Kraing Makak in Ang Snuol district in the Kandal province. The firm will invest $2.4 million in the project that is likely to create 380 jobs. CDC is the highest decision-making body for private and public sector investment.

Cambodia’s CDC approves 70 projects worth $2.428 bn in H1 2021

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved 70 projects with a total capital investment of $2.428 billion in the first half of this year, as reflected in CDC statements issued on social media from January to June. It approved 29 investment projects in textiles, garments, footwear and travel products with a capital investment of $194.71 million.

Council for the Development of Cambodia approves 3 garment projects

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) recently approved three garment-related projects worth nearly $15 million that are expected to generate more than 3,200 jobs. The projects are located in Kandal province’s Takhmao town, northern Takeo province’s Bati district and Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district.

Cambodia’s economy to recover in 2021; accelerate in 2022: ADB

Cambodia’s economy is forecast to grow 4 per cent this year and 5.5 per cent in 2022, as the economic recovery in major trading partners boosts demand for Cambodia’s exports, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released today. Last year, Cambodian economy contracted 3.1 per cent due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

S Korea, Cambodia finalise free trade agreement

South Korea recently finalised a free trade agreement (FTA) with Cambodia to boost ailing exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia’s CDC approves new bag factory

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) recently approved a $2.4-million project for a factory in the Samaky Meanchey district of Kampong Chhnang province to produce handbags. The project, to be undertaken by the Changhui (Cambodia) Handbag MFR Co Ltd, is expected to create 718 jobs. CDC has approved 12 investment projects over the last few months.

221 new factories opened in Cambodia in 2020, 100 shut

Two hundred and twenty one new factories opened in Cambodia in 2020, according to the ministry of industry, science, technology and innovation, which said 100 factories closed down due to the impact of the pandemic.

TI Cambodia signs agreement to continue support for CCAWDU

Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) recently signed partnership agreements to continue its support for the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) and the Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC).

Cambodia prepares to face upshot of partial EBA withdrawal

Despite extensive lobbying and appeals by various Cambodian trade bodies, including the Cambodian Footwear Association (CFA) and the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC), the EU did not change its decision announced in February after a year-long review.

Cambodia loses duty-free access to EU market from Aug 12

Some of Cambodia's export items like garments, footwear and travel goods are now subject to the European Union's (EU) customs duties. The...

Cambodia’s CDC permits IGTM to set up garment factory

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given permission to IGTM (Cambodia) Co Ltd to set up a new garment factory, a CDC release said. The new factory will be set up in Sambo village of Dangkor district in the western part of the Phnom Penh municipality at a cost of $2.1 million.

Cambodia-China FTA talks conclude, to be signed this year

The Cambodia-China free trade agreement (FTA) will provide greater market access to Cambodian products and bring more benefits to the two sides, the Cambodian commerce ministry recently said.

EU pledges support to Cambodia’s economic recovery

With the deadline of the European Union’s (EU) Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme withdrawal approaching in August, the EU recently pledged to support Cambodia’s economic recovery and job creation hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talks on minimum wage in Cambodia for 2021 to start in Aug

Cambodia’s labour ministry recently announced deliberations for next year’s minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sector will start in August.