CWEA Encourages Higher Standard of Sanitary and Phytosanitary

Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA) has encouraged internationally standardised sanitary and phytosanitary in Cambodia toward broader exports to international markets.

With years of experience in leading CWEA and in the sector, Ms. Keo Mom � Director of a Cambodia's leading food industry called Ly Ly � made the point, emphasising that sanitary and phytosanitary remain Cambodia's biggest challenge for exports among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Despite the hard work of the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as concerned ministries, she continued, Cambodia's production standards have gained limited acceptance by the international markets.

While the markets are getting more competitive, Cambodia is expanding exports; in order to succeed, more effort is needed to promote the country's production standards as well as the existence of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Figure shows that Cambodia has about 520,000 enterprises, and 99.8 percent of them are the small and medium-sized ones providing job to roughly 70 percent of Cambodian workers in the industry.

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures are aimed at preventing the spread of pesticide, sanitary and phytosanitary components from any other area of the Kingdom of Cambodia into or out of the Kingdom of Cambodia by all means to protect the agricultural and biological diversity products.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press