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With the recent launch of a new US initiative to ensure that developing countries benefiting from duty-free access are in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme, a representative of the industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector said yesterday improvements in working conditions should keep the Kingdom above scrutiny. This comes after a recent announcement by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that the Trump administration would first target countries in Asia by examining 15 criteria that include combating child labour, respecting internationally recognised worker rights, providing adequate and effective intellectual property protection, and providing the US with equitable and reasonable market access.

Head of Mekong Business Initiative Dominic Mellor speaks about new MATCh programme at an event yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 17 November 2017

MBI programme fosters ag startups

The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) launched a new startup accelerator programme aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the agriculture sector in the Mekong region, with specific focuses on international companies eyeing expansi

Fri, 17 November 2017

CDC gives nod to two new garment factories

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved two more garment investment projects with a combined investment capital of $8.8 million, according to an announcement released yesterday.

Fri, 17 November 2017

Sector hopeful about growth of duty-free

The Cambodian duty-free retail market is projected to expand to $36.28 million by the end of 2022, a noticeable jump from its value of $24.57 million last year, according to a new report titled Cambodia Duty Free Retailing Market 20

Fri, 17 November 2017

AmCham announces internship programme

The American Chamber of Commerce of Cambodia (AmCham) signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training to establish a pilot internship programme for Cambodians entering the workfor

A farmer picks dragon fruit in Rongan in China’s southern Guangxi province.
Fri, 17 November 2017

Dragon fruit haul to take flight

Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese conglomerate that operates in property, mining, commercial agriculture and hydropower, will make its second official export of dragon fruit next week from its plantations in Ratanakkiri provinc

Workers at the Kin Tai garment for Armani jeans on the outskirts of Phnom Penh in late 2015.
Thu, 16 November 2017

Government approves two new garment factory investments

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved two more garment investment projects with a combined investment capital of $8.8 million, according to an announcement released today.

A rice farmer gathers rice grains for sale after harvest season in Battambang province.
Thu, 16 November 2017

Rice sector optimistic as harvest wraps on Rumduol

Rice farmers and millers are confident that the price for premium fragrant paddy will continue to increase over the next two weeks as the annual harvest season for Phka Rumduol wraps up.

Thu, 16 November 2017

Local labour markets in flux, says Everjobs

The labour market in Cambodia is changing, with an increase in available sales positions and a boost in hiring in the hospitality sector during the third quarter of this year, according to a report released yesterday by online caree

Thu, 16 November 2017

Grand Twins sees profit up despite revenue drop

Taiwanese-owned garment manufacturer Grand Twins International (GTI) posted a slight 2 percent decrease in total revenue for the third quarter of this year, while net profit increased by 23 percent compared to the same period last y