Cambodian vendors who cross the border to sell goods in Thailand from Koh Kong province’s Mondol Sima district have temporarily ceased operations after hearing about a possible inspection for counterfeit goods.
District governor Hak Leng said many vendors want to sell goods at the Hat Leak market.
But at about noon yesterday, the Cambodians closed their stalls and the market appeared quiet.
Vendors told him the Thai village chief told the Cambodians that authorities would inspect the market to check for fake goods. Vendors had closed their stalls, fearing arrests.
He urged vendors to open their stalls and sell as usual.
Vendor Sim Samnage said that some Cambodian vendors feared that Thai authorities would find some reason to seize their goods.
He said they would open as normal today.