Duration: 1 hour
EuroCham and its committee leaders visited the Ministry of Commerce for a courtesy call with Minister of Commerce 𝐇.𝐄. 𝐌𝐫𝐬. 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌 𝐍𝐢𝐦𝐮𝐥 and her staff on 3rd November, with both sides showing enthusiasm for a collaborative approach to issues in several sectors.
On the table for discussion were methods for 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐃𝐈, 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐥 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬.
After an opening message by Chairman 𝐓𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐨 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐳𝐞𝐫, Executive Director 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧 presented the White Book 2024, the Business Confidence Survey, and the Advocacy Compass as collaborative and useful tools for the MoC to consider. Services Coordinator 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝐏𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐜𝐤 noted the importance of developing effective trade policies to grow businesses, before Automotive Committee Vice-Chairman 𝐊𝐣𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐎𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐧 discussed the importance of addressing unauthorised distributors in the industry.
Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Committee Chairman 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐎𝐧𝐠 highlighted the importance of consumer protection in the industry, and Digital & Technology Committee Chairman 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐲 discussed the development of e-commerce in Cambodia before Garment & Manufacturing Committee Chairman 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐀𝐦 concluded with talking about the efforts needed to turn Cambodia into a better sourcing destination.
Subsequent meetings were planned to work on some of the above-mentioned issues, including a meeting to discuss unauthorised imports in the auto sector.