COVID-19 hurts Cambodia’s export of famous Kampot pepper

The exports of renowned Kampot pepper, one of Cambodia’s only two products to be registered as a Geographical Indication in the European Union (EU), have now been stymied because of the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported on Monday.

Chan Rith, director of Kampot provincial agriculture department, said that currently, more than 130 tons of Kampot pepper remain in stock which cannot be exported especially to the EU and South Korea because those countries are being hit hard by the COVID-19.

“Although the exports of Kampot pepper are stuck, the price has not dropped,” Rith was quoted as saying by the Khmer Times.

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