Tariffs and regulations
Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change
Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to
For further information please visit
General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia
Product certification, labelling and packaging
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
- batch number and production date
- expiration date
- directions for use (if necessary)
- license of authorising institution (if required for local products).
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.
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
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 Phytosanitary
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