EU is moving ahead to strip Cambodia of its special trade status, worth billions of euros a year, admidst criticisms of authoritarianism and rights abuses
Cambodian officials pleaded last week with representatives of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to include more Cambodian products into the bloc’s joint tariff scheme during a high level diplomatic meeting in Moscow.
Cambodia is seeking a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, in a move to ensure that bilateral trade remains robust once the UK officially leaves the EU.
India and Cambodia clinch a deal to work towards a Bilateral Investment Treaty which provides financial help to Southeast Asian nations.
The year 1993 saw a significant political transition in Cambodia through the adoption of democratic principles and free market economy.
The United States, one of the Cambodia’s key trading partners, is going to assess sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards in Cambodia, opening up the opportunity for Cambodian agricultural products to be exported to the US.
The Trump administration is continuing its outreach to Asia-Pacific countries, with Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Barbara Weisel sitting down with Cambodian officials.
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has affirmed that Cambodia is playing an active role in boosting the negotiations on RCEP
Officials from Cambodia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday issued a statement affirming commitments to increasing bilateral trade made last year, and agreed to work toward a possible free trade agreement.
The Cabinet approved signing of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Cambodia, the first agreement to be inked on the basis of the model BIT text.
The United States threw its support behind Cambodia becoming a member of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Ambassador to Cambodia said that given Vietnam’s participation in the TPP, “it would be a shame for Cambodia to miss out and be left behind”.
The sweet promise that the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) would pave the way for a single market among the 10-member bloc of more than 600 million people at the end of last year has so far excluded sugar exports from Cambodia.
Prime Minister Hun Sen will join other Asean leaders for a special meeting with US President Barack Obama.
If the EU-Vietnam trade deal goes through, Cambodia - which currently accounts for 22% of the EU’s rice iumports - will certaily lose market share.
Japan is stepping up an economic charm offensive in Southeast Asia in the latest sign of rival efforts by leading powers to profit from the single market due to be launched soon in the populous region.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with visiting US President Barack Obama in Beijing on Wednesday, and both agreed to speed up efforts to reach a bilateral investment treaty.
South Korea’s business community has set up a consultative group aimed at reflecting their interests in ongoing free trade agreement (FTA) talks with China.
De Gucht’s arrival in Hanoi will coincide with the start of the 7th round of talks for an EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, while in Burma the Commissioner is expected to launch negotiations for an EU-Burma investment protection agreement.
An EU trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations, Inclusive Development International (IDI) and Equitable Cambodia and said in a report released Monday.