Confirel, a palm sugar processing company in Cambodia, this morning announced that the country's Kampong Speu palm sugar has been registered by the European Union as protected geographical indication (PGI).
According to Confirel, Cambodian palm sugar got the PGI status on April 2, 2019.
This is the second Khmer geographical product, after Kampot pepper was registered by the European Union in February, 2016, it underlined.
"The name (Skor Thnot Kampong Speu) is hereby entered in the register (of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications)", said the official journal of the EU.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, it added.
Last year, the Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Development Community produced some 90 tonnes of palm sugar, while its price is between US$1.30 to US$1.50 per kilogramme. To support the demand for this year, the community planned to produce up to 130 tonnes.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press