Comoros Interested in Buying Rice and Garment from Cambodia

Comoros has shown her interest to buy fragrant rice and garment from Cambodia, but the country needs to study the export procedures first, said a news release of the Ministry of Commerce.

Visiting H.E. Kamalidini Souef, Director General of Customs of Comoros, showed the interest while meeting with H.E. Pan Sorasak, Cambodian Minister of Commerce, at Sokha Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap province on Mar. 22.

H.E. Kamalidini Souef informed H.E. Minister that Comoros has imported dried vegetables, furniture, curtains, tents and rice from Tanzania, China, France, India and Pakistan and also needs to import milled rice and garment products from Cambodia to meet the country's demand.

For his part, H.E. Pan Sorasak informed his guest about the quality and taste of Cambodia's milled rice that has won world champion for three years in a row. He also mentioned about the benefits of being a WTO member, especially the accession to Everything But Arms (EBA) and the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) granted by the European Union, the United States, and other countries to export rice, garment as well as other agricultural products to international markets.

Regarding the export procedures, H.E. Pan Sorasak suggest Comoros to closely collaborate with the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the Trade Promotion Department of the Ministry of Commerce as well as to sign MoU with Cambodia Chamber of Commerce to strengthen private sector cooperation between both countries through information exchange, experience sharing and training.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press