Striking truckers in Brazil disrupted supplies and exports from one of the world’s agricultural powerhouses, triggering the premature slaughter of millions of chickens as feed failed to reach farmers.
Cambodian exports to the United States, the world’s largest economy, rose sharply during the first three months of the year following a marked increase in the shipments of travel goods after the US renewed its Generalized System of Preferences in March.
With the EU still working out the kinks of Brexit, imports from the UK to Cambodia exploded last year, growing by 112%.
Cambodia must move fast to make the most of the recent tax reform in the US.
Cambodian exports to Japan soared during the first three months of 2018, reaching $390 million, a 15% hike.
The Chamber of Commerce aims to boost local usage of barcodes to protect the market against counterfeit products.
The restoration of US’s Generalized System of Preferences programme becomes effective on Sunday.
The garment and footwear industry continues to play a pivotal role in the economy.
Cambodia has 436,340 hectares of rubber plantations, of which 39% are harvestable.
Milled rice exports fell about 3.4% in the first three months of the year compared with the same period last year.
Producers, traders and exporters in Banteay Meanchey and Oddar Meanchey will now be able to obtain the form without leaving the province.
According to local cassava associations, the price of the commodity is significantly higher than in previous years due to heightened demand in foreign markets.
Rubber exports to the international market saw an increase of 31 percent during the first ten months of 2017.
The Kampot Pepper Promotion Association exported 60 tonnes of Kampot pepper during the first nine months of 2017 and aims to reach 80 tonnes by the end of the year.
The government signs two memorandums of understanding with Chinese companies to bolster local rice production, build up storage infrastructure and increase exports.
The US multinational Walmart says it will buy more garment, footwear and luggage products from Cambodia next year.
With plantations yielding nearly 20,000 tonnes of the fruit per year, the Ministry of Agriculture intends to expand longan exports.
Government officials call for more private investment in cassava production, arguing it will help boost and diversify Cambodian exports.
Cambodia may export as many as 20,000 live cattle per month to Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The garment and footwear industry is one of the main pillars of Cambodia’s economic growth, accounting for about 80 percent of the nation’s exports.
Exports of garments and footwear products will grow by five percent this year, with similar growth rates expected for the next five years.
Growth in exports of inland fish as well as in marine production is flat during the January-September period compared with last year.
Cambodia asks Singapore to consider buying more Cambodian agricultural products.
Recently announced limits on the use of the fungicide Tricyclazole has had virtually no effect on the country’s rice exports.
Garment and footwear makers are set to submit a petition to the government of the United States to give Cambodian footwear exports preferential trade treatment.
Cambodia’s rubber exports to the international market sees an increase of 33 percent in the first nine months of 2017.
The garment and textiles sector is Cambodia’s major industry and also the largest formal sector of employment.
Jayant Menon speaks to Khmer Times and outlines how Cambodia can stay competitive.
Cambodia is keen to grow Japonica rice and the Ministry of Agriculture is currently conducting field trials to explore the possibility.
Thailand’s economy capped a solid performance for Southeast Asia, growing at its fastest clip thanks to strong exports.