Tariffs and regulations

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice.

Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Cambodia.

For further information please visit General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia.

Product certification, labelling and packaging

Labelling

Camcontrol, a unit of the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for setting standards. The Ministry of Commerce requires foodstuffs to have a label including the following information:

  • name of goods
  • producer name and address
  • source
  • quantity/weight/volume
  • batch number and production date
  • expiration date
  • ingredients
  • directions for use (if necessary)
  • license of authorising institution (if required for local products).

Packaging

Goods should be carefully packaged to protect against adverse weather conditions, particularly heat and humidity, as there is no cold storage.

Methods of quoting and payment

Quotes are usually on a Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) basis in US dollars. Initial transactions should be by confirmed, irrevocable letter of credit.

Documentary requirements

The following is a list of the documents that are required when importing into Cambodia:

  • import declaration form
  • commercial invoice
  • packing list
  • pro forma invoice
  • bill of lading / airway bill
  • insurance
  • certificate of origin (if required)
  • license (if required. Goods shipped through Vietnam via the Mekong River must also have a transit licence).

Weights and measures

The metric system.

Product certification, labelling and packaging

Labelling

Camcontrol, a unit of the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for setting standards. The Ministry of Commerce requires foodstuffs to have a label including the following information:

  • Name of goods
  • Producer name and address
  • Source
  • Quantity
  • Batch number and production date
  • Expiration date
  • In€gredients
  • Directions for use (if necessary)
  • License of authorising institution (if required for local products)

Packaging

Goods should be carefully packaged to protect against adverse weather conditions, particularly heat and humidity. There is no cold storage in Cambodia.

Methods of quoting and payment

Quotes are usually on a CIF basis in US dollars. Initial transactions should be by confirmed, irrevocable letter of credit.

Documentary requirements

Packing list

Particulars required in the cargo manifest are as follows:

  • Bill of lading number
  • Port of loading and unloading
  • Consignee and consignor
  • Description and gross weight of goods
  • Quantity, marks, numbers and type of packages

Imported goods require an import declaration form. Goods shipped through Vietnam via the Mekong River must also have a transit licence.

Very small quantities of trade samples can be brought into Cambodia tax-free. A letter to the Director of the Customs Department seeking an import tax exemption and with supporting reasons should be sent prior to importation. Larger quantities of trade samples are subject to payment of import tax.

Weights and measures

The metric system.

Public health requirements

Imported live animals, plants and foodstuffs of plant origin should meet the following requirements:

For live animals, various vaccinations (depending on the kind of animal) are required. The Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Production and Animal Husbandry) is in charge of vaccination controls.

For plants and foodstuffs of plant origin, a phytosanitary certificate is required. The Ministry of Agriculture (Plant Protection and Phtyosanitary Inspection) ensures phytosanitary controls at the border and issues phytosanitary certificates upon request from importers or exporters. The Inspection maintains the list of pests and plant diseases subject to plant quarantine in Cambodia. Cambodia recognises phytosanitary certificates of other countries.