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Cambodia and UNCTAD Discuss Cooperation in Switzerland

Cambodia and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have discussed bilateral cooperation, on the sidelines of WTO’s 12th Ministerial Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.The discussion took place on June 13 between H.E. Pan Sorasak, Camb…

Cambodia and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have discussed bilateral cooperation, on the sidelines of WTO’s 12th Ministerial Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

The discussion took place on June 13 between H.E. Pan Sorasak, Cambodian Minister of Commerce, and Ms. Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the UNCTAD’s Division on Technology and Logistics.

H.E. Pan Sorasak noted the good cooperation between Cambodia and UNCTAD on some areas, and thanked UNCTAD’s support for Cambodia’s development so far.

The minister mentioned about Law on e-commerce adopted in 2019, and thanked UNCTAD for supporting Cambodia’s e-commerce sector through the creation of eTrade Readiness Assessment in 2017 which has given Cambodia e-commerce strategy being jointly implemented along with Cambodia Digital Economy and Society Policy Framework 2021-2035.

He spoke highly of UNCTAD’s support in strengthening trade policy related to trade preferences and rules of origin as well as sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

H.E. Pan Sorasak further pointed out the significance of UNCTAD’s assistance in the implementation of ASEAN LDC Trade Policy which enables Cambodia to practice regional cumulation without any barriers, particularly for textile goods and bicycles among Cambodian main exports.

The Cambodian commerce minister also laid stress on the good progress of combination of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) and Customs Declaration System of Cambodia Post supported by UNCTAD, EIF and Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.

H.E. Pan Sorasak expressed thanks to UNCTAD for its positive response to Cambodia’s requests, including those related to the Kingdom’s graduation from LDC.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press