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Cambodia garment worker wage bumped up US$2

Cambodian garment workers will see a minimum wage rise of US$2 from January next year.

Cambodia’s garment sector in clean energy project

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) will launch the green-tech clean-energy Switch Garment project this week, aimed at increasing competitiveness and employing sustainable energy practices to curb the industry's environmental impact.

China lags as Asia rivals see US apparel imports rebound in July

Cambodia booked the largest increase in shipments at 37% to 122m SME.

EU withdrawal of Cambodia’s duty benefits takes effect

Despite months of objections by Cambodia's garment and footwear sectors, the European Union's (EU) decision to partially withdraw the country's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme is now in effect.

Outland Denim opening Cambodia factories to other brands

Australian denim brand Outland Denim is to open its Cambodian manufacturing facilities to other brands and establish an in-house standard for sustainability.

Cambodia drafts five-year garment sector roadmap

Cambodia's government has set out plans to launch a five-year development strategy for the country's garment, footwear and travel bag industry to improve its competitiveness.

Cambodia shoe sector in fresh plea to EU as trade loss looms

Cambodia's footwear industry has reiterated calls for the European Commission to postpone the partial withdrawal of the country's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme – claiming the move will encourage buyers to shift sourcing from Cambodia to other countries.

Foreign governments urged to act on Cambodia human rights

Foreign governments are being urged to follow the lead of the European Union (EU) and pressure authorities in Cambodia to take action to address the human rights situation in the country.

Brands re-evaluating Cambodia sourcing strategy

European garment brands including H&M are weighing up what their future sourcing strategies in Cambodia will look like as the country looks set to be partially stripped of its Everything but Arms (EBA) trade benefit in August.

Cambodia factories seek halt in minimum wage talks

Garment factories in Cambodia are seeking a suspension on the upcoming minimum wage negotiations in the country in order to sustain their businesses.

How will EU trade curb affect Cambodia’s apparel industry?

Cambodia's garment industry, already buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic, is set for a further hit after the European Union decided to suspend duty-free access for some products from 12 August over "systematic" human rights violations.

Better Factories Cambodia launches Covid-19 worker helpline

Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) has launched a Covid-19 worker safety hotline aimed at giving workers more information about the disease and how to prevent it.

EU again urged not to end Cambodia trade benefit

Groups representing Cambodia's apparel and footwear manufacturers have issued a fresh appeal to the European Union (EU) to postpone the planned withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefits as the country reels under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cambodia’s economy could contract by nearly 3% in 2020

The Cambodian economy, which is heavily reliant on the garment industry, could contract by nearly 3% this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has found, with the collapse of growth drivers such as manufacturing exports.

Cambodia unions urge brands to contribute to worker wages

Garment unions in Cambodia are proposing brands and manufacturers contribute 40% of the minimum wage for workers in factories that have suspended operations due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Brands urge EU to delay withdrawal of Cambodia trade benefits

Europe's major clothing retailers and brands have called upon the EU Commission to consider delaying the withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefits received by Cambodia, as they feel the impact of the coronavirus outbreak throughout their clothing supply chains.

Cambodia garment makers call on buyers to honour contracts

A trade body representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia has appealed to buyers asking them to commit to orders already fulfilled.

Workers in Cambodia and Myanmar feel coronavirus fall-out

Workers in Cambodia and Myanmar are among the hardest hit by fall-out from the global coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, according to unions who are urging measures to protect workers.

Cambodia prepares for arrival of raw materials

Cambodia's garment factories are preparing for the arrival of raw materials from China, just a week after it was thought production in the Kingdom might slow due to shortages linked to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Cambodia government offers tax relief to garment factories?

The Cambodian government is understood to have promised tax breaks to garment factories hit by the EU's partial removal of preferential trade access, and supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus epidemic.