Kampong Speu province’s sugar palm was registered as a protected product by the EU on Tuesday, according to a Confirel announcement.

Cambodia initially sent an application to register the name Skor Thnot Kampong Speu as a protected geographical indication (GI) to the European Commission on October 3, 2017, according to the Official Journal of the EU.

Initially scheduled to be registered in April last year, the application faced delays as EU law stipulated that a more refined definition of what constitutes Kampong Speu province sugar palm was required.

This is the second Cambodian GI product after Kampot province pepper was registered in February 2016.

GI designation will result in more European sales and higher prices for the product.