Doing business in Cambodia


Cambodia business opportunities are getting some attention in recent years. Cambodian Government has brought in several legislation to make Cambodia an open economy and encourage foreign investment. 
Doing business in Cambodia

Doing business in Cambodia

Office hours
Offices tend to open early between 0730 and 0800 and close around 1700 or 1800 with a long lunch break between 1130 and 1400, a legacy from the French. Many offices are also open on Saturdays but always check to see if this is the case.
Economy
The Cambodian economy was all but destroyed by the war in southeast Asia and the rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. 
Doing business in Cambodia

Doing business in Cambodia

GDP
US$12.9 billion (2011).
Main exports
Timber, footwear, fish, rubber, tobacco and clothing.
Main imports
Petroleum products, cigarettes, gold, construction materials and machinery.
Main trading partners
Thailand, China, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea.

Keeping in Touch in Cambodia

Telephone
Prepaid telephone cards are available in post offices, hotels and shops for public phones around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Mobile phone
Roaming agreements exist with many international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good in major towns and cities and patchy elsewhere.
Doing business in Cambodia

Doing business in Cambodia

Internet
Available in most areas. Internet cafes are available in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and all other major towns.
Post
Airmail to Europe takes at least a week, and longer to the USA. The main post office in Phnom Penh is located on the western side of 13 Street between 98 Street and 102 Street, open 0630-2100.
Post office hours
Generally Mon-Fri 0730/0800-1700/1730, sometimes closed for lunch.
Doing business in Cambodia

Doing business in Cambodia

Media
Much of Cambodia’s media depends on support from political parties. Press freedom is not guaranteed, but Prime Minister Hun Sen has declared his public support for press freedom.

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