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.
Roles and Duties of Personnel Delegates and Unions. Prakas 313 (MOSALVY). November
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 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.
- 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.
Latest government tallies on approximate toll of flood damage:
- Rice and auxillary crops: $66,549,953
- Deaths and injuries: 347
- Illnesses: 873
- Damage to schools: $15,200,953
- Damage to Hospitals: $693,953
- Damage to roads, bridges and wells: $10,876,384
- Damage to irrigation systems: $16,714,734
- Damage to national, provincial and municipal roads and railroads: $46,621,385
- Approximate total cost of flood damage: $156,655,456
Report #66 (COM) on Outcome of Interministerial Meeting of Sep 20, 2000.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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