Cambodian potential products gain attention at 6th China international import expo

PHNOM PENH: Many Cambodian potential products displayed at the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China attracted a lot of attention from both Chinese and international visitors.

During the 6th CIIE held from Nov. 5 to 10, the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia built a 136-square-meter national pavilion and showcased a variety of potential Cambodian products, such as rice, cashew nuts, pepper, honey, coffee, palm sugar, beverages, souvenirs, and videos to promote the environment, economy, , tourism and culture of Cambodia.

According to the Ministry of Commerce, during the six-day expo, the Cambodian pavilion received a total of 32,980 visitors who were interested in rice, cashew, and pepper trade, the tourism sector, and real estate investment projects in Cambodia.

Trade in goods between Cambodia and China topped 10 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months of 2023, up 4.6 percent year-on-year, according to figures released by Cambodia's General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE).

China remained the biggest trading partner of Cambodia, followed by the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.

According to the GDCE figures, Cambodia's total international trade volume was valued at 38.66 billion dollars during the first 10 months of this year, a drop of 3.1 percent from 39.9 billion dollars in the corresponding period last year.

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