Improving Trade and Logistics in Cambodia
Cambodia sits in a dynamic region (sandwiched between the economies of Thailand and Vietnam) and its best hope for improving livelihoods is to integrate further into the dynamic ASEAN region. Weak logistics have long impeded Cambodia’s progress in realising its trade potential, however, because export costs are higher than Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodia’s farmers and manufacturers encounter difficulties in moving goods to markets; exporters face challenges in supplying overseas customers and integration into regional production networks remains challenging.
World Bank Group, has been active in supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia, and EMC has had the opportunity to participate in several of these initiatives. During 2014-2015 these included the design of the Cambodian National Single Window and the Cambodian National Trade Repository. We also implemented a series of consultations on the topic between Minister of Commerce H.E. Sun Chantol (and other key government departments) and leading foreign firms investing in transport, logistics and manufacturing.