Cambodia’s H1 garment-footwear exports rise 11% to $4 bn

2018/07 30 11:07

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports rose by 11 per cent to around $4 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) semi-annual report. The year-on-year growth rate last year was 6.9 per cent. The report did not, however, reveal the […]

CDC gives nod for 9 new textile & footwear projects

2018/04 22 05:04

Nine projects belonging to the textile, garment and footwear industry have been given preliminary final registration certificates by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) in the first three months of this year. In addition, CDC has also issued preliminary final registration certificates to two projects related to manufacturing of travel bags. The nine […]

Cambodian guidelines to stop fainting of factory workers

2018/01 16 12:01

Cambodian labour minister Ith Samheng recently issued guidelines to owners of garment and footwear units in the country to prevent workers from fainting in workplace. The 11 guidelines include operating ventilation fans an hour before workers arrive, installing thermostats, and maintaining fire protection systems and adequately trained boiler operators. The factory management has to check […]

Walmart to buy more Cambodian garments, footwear in 2018

2018/01 05 06:01

Courtesy: Walmart Walmart will raise orders of Cambodian garments and footwear products this year and will also start buying travel goods manufactured in the southeast Asian nation, according to the company. The announcement follows an escalating diplomatic row between Cambodia and Western nations who have criticised its government’s crackdown on opposition and civil society. In […]

No call yet on sanctions on Cambodian garments: EU envoy

2017/12 20 05:12

The European Union (EU) ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar has assured National Union Alliance Chamber of Cambodia (NUACC) president Som Aun that no decision on garment sector sanctions has been taken. Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and civil society groups called for such sanctions after the Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved last month. In […]

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

2017/12 16 15:12

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and civil society, the European Union Parliament has passed a resolution calling for imposition of visa restrictions on Cambodian officials and freezing their assets, and reviewing the Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement’s human rights clauses for a potential temporary suspension. After highlighting their concerns over the […]

Cambodia’s economic growth to remain strong in 2017 & 2018

2017/12 15 03:12

Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow at 6.9 per cent and 6.8 per cent in 2017 and 2018, respectively, supported by tourism and construction activities amid a slowdown in the garment sector. But structural reforms and a rebalancing of the budget to capital expenditure is critical in the medium term to sustain its growth, says […]

GMAC seeks foreign support for Cambodian garment sector

2017/12 06 14:12

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) recently wrote a letter to the United Nations, the European Union (EU), the United States and other foreign embassies urging continued economic support for the country’s garment industry and its 700,000 workers despite the deteriorating political climate amid a clampdown on civil society and media. The letter follows […]

Cambodian private sector worried over universal wage law

2017/11 25 08:11

Cambodia’s private sector is worried over the uncertainty created by the proposed universal minimum wage law, according to Sok Lor, secretary general of the Cambodian Federation of Employers, who said recently that new labour laws, including a national social security scheme and a higher minimum wage for garment workers, have already put businesses on edge. […]

Cambodia urges global firms to modernise its garment sector

2017/11 21 07:11

Cambodia recently urged global buyers to raise investment in its garment and footwear sector and to introduce new technologies to help modernise the industry. Commerce ministry secretary of state Ok Bung told envoys of global clothing brands and unions recently that low productivity is resulting in lower ranking for the country in the global value […]

Cambodia’s garment & footwear exports cross $5bn in 2017

2017/11 16 04:11

The value of garments and footwear exported by Cambodia in the first nine months of the current year have crossed the $5 billion mark, as per the date released by the ministry of commerce. Apparel exports fetched $4.9 billion and accounted for 63 per cent of the total $7.7 billion exports made the by the […]

Cambodian GMAC urges US to extend GSP to garments, footwear

2017/11 16 04:11

The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) has sent a petition to the US Senate requesting preferential trade treatment for Cambodian garment and footwear exports. The US generalised system of preferences (GSP) scheme allows duty-free entry of certain non-sensitive items from 120 developing nations and excludes garment and footwear products. GMAC has hired a Washington-based […]