New Domestic Product Quality Certification Symbol Disseminated

Ministry of Industry and Handicraft has disseminated a symbol to certify Cambodian products with quality � an effort to earn trust and confidence among users.

Speaking at a dissemination workshop of the symbol organised yesterday here in Phnom Penh, Industry and Handicraft Secretary of State H.E. Kim Touch underlined that the initiative will contribute to promoting domestic handicrafts and industrial products.

With about 15-year experience in the sector, Cambodian entrepreneur Chief Executive Officer of LyLy Food Ms. Keo Mom strongly supported the move, adding that the symbol should introduce well to the public or users.

To have their products entitled with the certification, producers and entrepreneurs need to file their application at the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. Only the products that pass the assessment of and endorsed by the ministry’s technical team are granted the certification.

The symbol of quality certification, added H.E. Kim Touch, comes along with a wide range of key information including ingredients, expiry date, contents, usage and preservation and beyond.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

Garment and Footwear Workers Expect US$200 Minimum Monthly Wage in 2018

Workers at garment and footwear factories are expecting minimum monthly wage of US$200 next calendar year, 2018 � according to local media report.

The report tested the mood with a number of workers who shared their optimism as internal discussion on minimum wage was scheduled to happen next month.

The Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has prioritised the issue and been working hard on it; and minimum wage discussion has become a regular agenda item for workers, employers and government’s technical team.

As of 2017, minimum wage for garment and footwear factory workers is US$153, let alone other benefits.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press