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Malaysian Investors and Investments Are Coming to Cambodia while Cambodia Is Still Unable to Export Its Product

By: The Mirror Posted: May-11-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 664

“The Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak is paying a three-day official visit to Cambodia which started on Sunday; he will chair a meeting for the signing of six commercial agreements worth US$1 billion.

Cambodian Trademark FAQ

By: BNG Legal Posted: May-10-2010 in
BNG Legal

Trademark Basics
To virtually any business, trademarks are a core asset. Without them, firms and consumers would have great difficulty differentiating one producer’s good or service from a competitor’s.
Trademarks provide their owners the right to prevent rivals from using identical or confusingly similar identifying marks and trade names on their goods and services. The Law on Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition (2002) lists the steps for registering a trademark and the scope of protection.
This article answers common questions regarding trademark basics, the registration process, timing matters, and enforcement in Cambodia. For more specific information, the reader is directed to our report on Trademarks in Cambodia.

You’re fired! – IMMEDIATELY!

By: BNG Legal Posted: April-21-2010 in
BNG Legal

Firing an employee is a tough decision, but sometimes it needs to be done. And sometimes it needs to be done immediately, or it risks becoming much more complicated and costly.

Establishing a Business in Cambodia

By: BNG Legal Posted: April-08-2010 in
BNG Legal

Strong economic growth, low startup costs, and a wealth of untapped markets make Cambodia an attractive environment for starting up a business. Many foreigners arriving with no intention of becoming an entrepreneur, find themselves opening their first business in this exciting marketplace.

Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur coming here to start another venture, or are transitioning to self-employment for the first time, properly establish your company in full compliance with the law is crucial. While many businesses operate informally, many more have been shut down or encounter ongoing problems from the authorities. Spending the time and money to do everything properly is the only way to avoid potentially insurmountable hassles in the future.

A Large Scale Raid Was Held to Stop the Selling of Military Materials at the Tuek Thla Market

By: The Mirror Posted: March-09-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 654

“Phnom Penh: Hundreds of military police of the municipality, in collaboration with the Sen Sok district authorities and court officials, raided the Tuek Thla market at around 12:00 noon on 4 March 2010 and seized a lot of military materials, which had been displayed for sale. As a result, the authorities confiscated hundreds of military uniforms and other materials from ten stalls, and arrested some sellers of those materials to educate them.

The Government of Finland Promised to Grant More Than US$9 Million to Cambodia for 2009 and 2010

By: The Mirror Posted: February-08-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 650

“Phnom Penh: During the Cambodian development cooperation forum in Phnom Penh from 4 to 5 December 2008, the Government of Finland promised to grant US$9,086,107 to Cambodia for 2009 and 2010.

“The president of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akkak Moha Ponhea Chakrey Heng Samrin, said so during a meeting with the new Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, Ms. Sirpa Maenpaa, on 5 February 2010 at the National Assembly.

Rice Export Is Still Difficult

By: The Mirrror Posted: January-18-2010 in
The Mirrror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 647

“Phnom Penh: According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2009 there was a surplus of more than 3 million tonnes of paddy rice or more than 2 million tonnes of rice. In 2010, just the Philippines alone need to buy in 2 million tonnes of rice, and other African countries need to buy rice also. Is Cambodia ready for exporting rice abroad?

“Regarding this problem, an expert, who was involved in marketing to help export rice, said that Cambodia still cannot export rice on a large scale. Family-scale export is possible, as our country is not yet ready to do big rice businesses.

Within 10 Months Cambodian-Vietnamese Trade Amounted to US$1.04 Billion

By: The Mirror Posted: December-21-2009 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 643

“A high ranking official of the Vietnamese government said that within 10 months of 2009, the Cambodian-Vietnamese trade rose to US$1.04 billion, and the most import from Vietnam to Cambodia is petroleum, and the most export to Vietnam is rubber.

“The deputy director of the Asia – Pacific Market Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, Mr. Dao Ngoc Chuong [phonetic], said on 16 December 2009 while he attended a business and an investment forum in Cambodia that within 10 months of 2009, the Cambodian-Vietnamese trade increased to US$1.04 billion.

Cambodia and Vietnam Step Up Their Cooperation in the Fields of Economy and Development

By: The Mirror Posted: December-08-2009 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 642

“Sihanoukville: The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed several agreements, especially about the economy and about investments towards the development of the country.

“High ranking officials of Cambodia and of Vietnam again expressed a common position during the 11th Cambodian-Vietnamese bilateral committee meeting about cooperation in economy, culture, science, and technology, on 4 December 2009, at the Independence Hotel in Sihanoukville. There, an Aide Memoire of the meeting was also signed. It was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, and by the Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem [Phạm Gia Khiêm].

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunication Will Set up an Equal Phone Cost System at the End of This Month

By: The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein Posted: November-20-2009 in
The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein

Apologies for the delays, which may continue until next Monday, as I was attending the UN Internet Governance Forum meetings in Sharm el Sheikh/Egypt with a busy schedule, in a different time zone, and i am now traveling back to Cambodia. I try to be timely as much as possible.

Norbert Klein

"Phnom Penh: According to the Minister of Post and Telecommunication, Mr. So Khun, who spoke to journalists in the morning of 19 November 2009 at the Phnom Penh Hotel, where he presided over a workshop about the joint use of mobile phone relay and transmission towers, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of the Kingdom of Cambodia will set equal phone service costs at the end of this month.

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