The General Directorate of Agriculture has called on exporters and importers of red corn to comply with Thailand’s new requirements concerning cross-border commercial activities.
The price of red corn in Battambang province – one of the Kingdom’s largest producers – has increased significantly at the beginning of the harvest season, but formal exports are likely to fall slightly year-on-year, according to the top provincial commerce official.
Cambodian milled-rice exports remain fraught with major hurdles, requiring industry players to adopt a clear strategy in response that builds a competitive edge and ensures sustainability in the sector, specifically as a bulwark against the persistent pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic.
A UN-backed advisory committee – charged with ensuring labour rights and adequate working conditions in the Kingdom’s export factories producing garments and similar items – has reiterated commitment to making unremitting efforts towards achieving its primary objective, and improving competitiveness and productivity in the industry.
The wholesale prices of higher-quality raw cashew nuts for processing in the first half of 2021 were similar to last year, and harvest volumes will likely record slight declines.
Rice exporter Voyage India will stop using the name and image of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat temple on its products, following numerous complaints from the Kingdom after snapshots of the offending merchandise circulated online, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Cambodia exported a total of 14,561.62 tonnes of peppercorn in the first half of this year, ballooning 398.67 per cent year-on-year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries reported.
The Kingdom is seeking to diversify milled-rice export destination markets, placing a greater focus on China and ASEAN countries, according to Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) president Song Saran.
Salt production in Kampot province – Cambodia’s largest producer – remains just under 20 per cent below 2020 levels, as the harvest season nears its end, according to a senior provincial official.
Cambodia exported 132,174 tonnes of natural rubber worth $221.67 million in the first half of this year, up by 7.18 per cent and 38.12 per cent year-on-year in volume and value, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon.