NGO DRAFT LAW
Outcome of Inter-Ministerial Meeting on Draft Law on Associations and NGOs held
on Sep 18, 2000. Originally submitted to the Council of Ministers in 1994 and later
withdrawn by the Ministry of Interior, the draft law was discussed on Sep 18 with
NGOs. There was no objection by NGOs to the proposal that the Ministry of Interior
be the place of NGO registration. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation insisted that NGOs be registered at the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting was adjourned and the opinion of the Prime Minister is now needed on
whether the Draft Law should be adopted in the 1998-2000 mandate of the Royal Government.
October 9, 2000.
CARDAMOM MOUNTAINS CONSERVATION
Outcome of Meeting of Focal Point of Office of Council of Ministers held on September
14, 2000. The Meeting determined that the proposal to declare the Cardamom mountains
an official environmental preservation area required thorough study, financing and
technical assistance. The meeting further determined that GAT international's Cardamom
timber concession cannot be terminated in spite of evidence that GAT illegally felled
777 logs because the Koh Kong court decided in GAT's favor and the case is still
at the Appeal Court stage. The Ministry of Agriculture was directed to make a draft
in response to Global Witness' request to designate the Cardamom mountains a preserved
The Royal Government has created a Cambodian Authority for Management of De-Mining
Actions and Salvation of Mine Victims. Royal Decree NS/RKT/0900/160. September 4,
Outcome of Interministerial Meeting on Flood Disaster Situation Held on October
2, 2000. Report #57 (COM). October 9, 2000. (Creation of Executive Agency for Coordination
with Asian Development Bank for Financing Flood Emergency Relief Decision #61 (COM)
(October 17, 2000
The Ministry of Commerce has compiled a list of 43 garment factories grouped
into three main categories:
- 1. Closed
2. Temporarily Closed
3. Non-Exporting Under its Own Name Due to Lack of an Export Quota.
Prakas #3700. October 20, 2000.
Letter # 4421 (MEF) Report on Quota Revenues and Expenses During the First Nine
Months of 2000. Letter #4421 (MEF). November 2, 2000.
Report on Disbursement to Ministry of National Defense Between September 1 and
October 15. Letter #4419 (MEF). November 2, 2000.
Letter # 4412 (MEF) re: Request for Transfer of Fund. The Ministry of Economy
and Finance requested that $127,672 be transferred from Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia
to Siem Reap branch of National Bank for compensation to the people affected by the
rehabilitation project along National Road 3 and Road 6. Letter #4412. November 2,
AGRICULTURAL LAND ROYALTY
The Office of the Council of Ministers informed the Minister of Economy and Finance
and the Minister of Agriculture that in order to encourage investment in agriculture,
the Royal Government will assess and impose a land concession royalty according to
soil type and geographical areas and types of crops. Announcement #803 (COM). May
NEW CARS FOR THE SENATE
Contract on Supply of Automobiles to Leadership of Senate for 2000. The contract
was entered into between the General Secretariat of the Senate and Hong Ly Co. and
is worth $305,000. August 29, 2000.
Request for Authorization to Negotiate and Sign Agreement on Economic and Technical
Cooperation Between Royal Government and People's Republic of China. Letter #4486
(MEF). November 6, 2000.
Draft Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation Between Royal Government
and People's Republic of China. Letter #4423 (MEF). November 2, 2000.
TRADEMARKS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION
Draft Law on Trade Marks, Name, And Acts of Unfair Competition. Objective of the
law is to protect marks and trade names registered in the Kingdom and against unfair
competition on creation and use of marks and trade names. The Draft Law consists
of 16 chapters and an annex listing international classification of goods and services
for the purpose of registration of marks created by the Nice Agreement. November
DRAFT LAW ON PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS
Outcome of Inter-Ministerial Meeting on Draft Law on Accounting, Auditing and
Accounting Profession held on September 20, 2000. The Draft Law determines the management
and organization of accounting firms and persons who conduct the business activities
for salaries in the Kingdom of Cambodia. October 6, 2000.
RIGHT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLES TAX
The Ministry of Economy and Finance requested that right-hand drive vehicle owners
who haven't paid taxes to fulfill this obligation no later than December 31, 2000.
Failure to do so and the Ministry will take necessary measures according to the laws
in force. Announcement #022 (MEF). November 21, 2000.