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BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

The Ministry of Commerce requires all presidents of business associations to file

their statutes at the Ministry's Domestic Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce

in order to have their association's activities legally recognized by the Royal Government.

Letter #3965 (MOC). November 16, 2000.

LABOR UNIONS

Roles and Duties of Personnel Delegates and Unions. Prakas 313 (MOSALVY). November

27, 2000.

LABOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Committee is composed of the Minister of Social Affairs, Labor, Vocation and

Youth as chair, nine representatives for different government ministries and institutions

and ten representatives from various unions and business associations. Prakas #312

(MOSALVY) November 27, 2000.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES

An Inter-Ministerial meeting held on October 12 decided to seek the permission of

the Royal Government regarding submitting requests to the UNESCO National Committee

that the ruins of Preah Vihear and Banteay Chhmar as well as the habitats of Samkos

and the Cardomom Mountains be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Report #62 (COM).

Oct 19, 2000.

INTERNET CAFES

Internet cafes are required to have a license issued by the Ministry of Post and

Telecommunications prior to starting business operations. Applications may be filed

at the Department of Telecommunications Policy and International Relations. Internet

cafes already in existence must file their applications prior to Oct 30, 2000. Internet

cafes are also prohibited from using the accounts of other internet users. Prakas

179 (MPT). September 18, 2000.

ASEAN

- Adoption of Memorandum on Amendment to the Agreement on Common Tax Preference Scheme

for ASEAN Free Trade Area. Royal Kram NS/RKN/1000/09. October 21, 2000.

- Discussion on ASEAN Swap Arrangement in the Framework of Chiang Mai Initiative.

Letter #4661 (MEF). November 16, 2000.

FLOOD DAMAGE
Latest government tallies on approximate toll of flood damage:

  1. Rice and auxillary crops: $66,549,953
  2. Deaths and injuries: 347
  3. Illnesses: 873
  4. Damage to schools: $15,200,953
  5. Damage to Hospitals: $693,953
  6. Damage to roads, bridges and wells: $10,876,384
  7. Damage to irrigation systems: $16,714,734
  8. Damage to national, provincial and municipal roads and railroads: $46,621,385
  9. Approximate total cost of flood damage: $156,655,456

Report #66 (COM) on Outcome of Interministerial Meeting of Sep 20, 2000.

FLOOD RELIEF

Total amount of humanitarian aid from international organizations, embassies, the

International Red Cross and other groups: $1,980,083. Report #66 (COM) on Outcome

of Interministerial Meeting of Sep 20, 2000.

FISHING LOTS
Prime Minister Hun Sen asked the Ministry of Agriculture to facilitate the shrinking

of large fishing lots and the cancellation of small fishing lots in order to provide

more opportunity for traditional subsistence fishing. Circular #12 (RGC). November

20, 2000.

DEMOBILIZATION

The Minister of the Office of Council of Ministers was informed that the Ministry

of Economy and Finance approved the request for funding of the demobilization program

with different salary scales between central and provincial levels. Letter #4958

(MEF). November 14, 2000.

IMPORT/EXPORT INSPECTIONS
Every container loaded with imported goods is subject to TC-SCAN inspection.

Every container loaded with exported goods is also subject to TC-SCAN inspection

except for those goods deemed by customs agents to be susceptible to TC-SCAN inspection

damage. The inspection fees are $80 for containers larger than 40 feet and $50 for

containers larger than 20 feet. Prakas #837 (MEF). December 1, 2000

CRIMINAL CODE CHANGES
A Sep 1 2000 Inter-Ministerial Meeting revised, deleted, and added some sentences,

phrases, words, and substances relating to criminal penalties and other procedural

issues. The Prosecutor General and Judge Kim Sathavy were requested to prepare a

draft article relating to the issue of penalties for domestic violence raised by

the Ministry of Women's and Veteran's Affairs. Report #64 (COM). Oct 25, 2000.

EXPORT TAXES
To encourage the production of farmers, craftsmen, and Cambodian artists, the

Ministry of Economy and Finance revised the tax rates on a number of exported goods

as follows:

5% for furniture, toothpicks, and chopsticks made from wood, vine, rattan, and bamboo

0% for decorative sculptures, toys, and small utensils made from wood, vine, rattan,

bamboo, and jute. Circular #009 (MEF). July 13, 2000.

INSURANCE LAW
The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced that until the Royal Government

authorizes the issuance of licenses to create new insurance companies, CAMINCO is

still the sole legitimate insurance company that provides insurance policies in the

Kingdom of Cambodia. CAMINCO provides insurance policies to customers directly and

through a network of four insurance agents: Asia Insurance, Forte Insurance, Indochine

Insurance, and Pana Insurance. Announcement (MEF) re. Law on Insurance. December,

2000.

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