The 15th Cambodian and Import-Export Goods Exhibition kicked off on Thursday at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh, with some 260 booths showcasing local products.
The expo, paused in the past two years due to COVID-19, will run till Dec. 18, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Private sectors – Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in Phnom Penh and in provinces, Cambodia Rice Federation, business associations, enterprises and foreign firms – joined the four-day expo.
Local and foreign customers from China, U.S., India, Japan, Italy, Korea, Turkey, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and Pakistan are expected to visit the expo, the ministry said.
Products displayed in the once-a-year exhibition are agricultural and processing products, vegetable, fruits, foods and beverage, jewelry and precious stones, cosmetics, office furniture, among others.
“The Cambodian and Import-Export Goods Exhibition-CIEG” is solely a government international trade exhibition organised in Cambodia by the Ministry of Commerce since 2005 at a fix schedule, i.e. from Dec. 15-18 every year.
It is aimed to make the economic activities in Cambodia more active for sustainable development, boost job creation, promote local products as well as regional and global trade integration.
The event also offers more opportunities to Cambodian producers to work hard to upgrade and modernise their production base, products and services in response to market demand, and plays as a trade forum for all stakeholders, both national and international, to meet and discuss their business endeavours.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press