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CRF urges millers to pay up

The Cambodia Rice Federation will hold a meeting with milled rice exporters tomorrow to enforce the payment of fees for the federation’s operations. The meeting comes amid criticism from exporters that the CRF had done nothing to boost their exports and seek new markets. Hun Lak, ...

Rice millers balk at export fees

Numerous members of the Cambodia Rice Federation, the body tasked with lobbying on the sectors behalf, have stopped paying membership dues and export fees, claiming that they cannot afford to as the industry continues to struggle with high production costs and regional export competition. According ...

Millers shun rice crisis loan fund

Rice millers have taken up less than a quarter of a $27 million emergency loan fund to stabilise prices of the grain, blaming late disbursement for the poor take up. Following a price crash last year, the government told the Rural Development Bank to disburse the ...

Economist warns over threat to rice exports

A senior economist from the Asia Development Bank has warned the EU’s ban of Tricyclazole could damage Cambodia’s agriculture sector, as farmers rush to eradicate the use of the fungicide by June. The strict new limits on pesticides will mean rice exported to the EU ...

Millers push for China access

Amid concerns that the European Union could reject shipments of Cambodian rice, exporters are pushing for more access to China as an alternative market for the Kingdom’s principal agricultural commodity. Hun Lak, vice president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), said just 26 Cambodian millers ...

June deadline to end Tricyclazole use

The European Commission has said Cambodia’s milled rice industry must eradicate the use of the fungicide Tricyclazole by June. The strict new Maximum Result Limit will mean rice must not contain more than 0.01 milligram of the chemical per kilogram of the grain. The limit was adopted ...

Checks for rice exporters

More than 40 rice millers have applied for quality checks to allow for export to China but most have not yet reached a high enough standard, the Agriculture Ministry said. Applications were received in a second call for expressions of interest after 28 millers gained certification ...

Decline in transfers linked to rice prices

International fund transfers to Cambodia through Acleda Bank, which claims to handle a quarter of all inbound fund transfers to the country, decreased slightly last year as a result of lower rice prices, a bank executive said on January 8. In Channy, president and group ...

Cambodia’s rice exports fall sharply

Cambodia’s milled rice exports only grew by a dismal 0.7 percent last year compared with 2015 and this was the lowest since 2014, according to government figures released on January 5. “Last year Cambodia only exported 542,144 tons of milled rice and the lowest exports ...

Export licenses for Vietnam

The Ministry of Commerce is calling for producers and exporters who have been dealing in dried tobacco leaves and milled rice to apply for licenses to export to Vietnam. Vietnam agreed to waive all duties on 300,000 tons of rice and 3,000 tons of dried tobacco ...

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