Duration: 1 hour
On Thursday 6 April, the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Committee met for the second time of the year. The Committee’s chairman, Mr. Daren Ong led the meeting, reaffirming the committee’s purpose to serve its members by solving common issues.
Committee members highlighted three pillars to concentrate on, which will have an impact on the 2024 White Book:
– Consumer information: Businesses are required to abide by laws governing packaging, labelling, and advertising. The Committee is working to simplify this process, particularly by making QR codes a requirement.
– Illicite trade: As the companies face a lot of unauthorized competition, the Committee stands ready to support, help and guide the Government to tackle this matter.
– Legal purchasing age: a question more centered around the Beer, Wine and Spirits and tobacco industry. Yet, these businesses seek to make Cambodia’s legal purchasing age mandatory.
The key driver of these three pillars is consumer protection. The Committee’s next move will be using the tools offered by the MoU and the CCF to make clarification requests about advertising issues.