Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rice Price: Hong Kong calls for hike in imports

Rice Price: Hong Kong calls for hike in imports

After a visit to Phnom Penh last week, John C Tsang, finance secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, took to his blog to call for more direct imports of Cambodian rice, which he says comes through a third country.

In a post on June 30, Tsang said Thai and Vietnamese companies import rice from Cambodia at a comparatively low cost, and after additional processing, re-export to Hong Kong. The region imported a total of 135,400 tonnes of rice in the first five months of 2013, and Cambodia accounted for only 0.34 per cent of that amount. Thailand topped the list and Vietnam came in second.

Van David Vichet, deputy secretary general of the Alliance of Rice Producers and Exporters of Cambodia, said he did not expect a huge impact to the industry as Hong Kong is not a big market for Cambodia’s fragrant rice.

“Fragrant rice is the main type of rice exported to Hong Kong from Cambodia right now, but fragrant rice consumption in Hong Kong is limited, far behind . . . white rice.”

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".