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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Cambodia - Phnom Penh

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Cambodia (Southeast Asia);
  2. Cambodian Economy;
  3. Doing Business in Phnom Penh;
  4. Cambodian International Trade;
  5. Sihanoukville Autonomous Port;
  6. Special Economic Zones in Cambodia-Phnom Penh SEZ;
  7. Foreign Direct Investment in Cambodia;
  8. Case Study:
    1. Royal Group - Kith Meng;
    2. Importing into Cambodia.
  9. Business Opportunities in Cambodia:
    1. Telecommunications;
    2. Garments;
    3. Agribusiness.
  10. Access to the Cambodian Market;
  11. Business Plan for Cambodia.

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Kingdom of Cambodia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Cambodian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Cambodia;
  3. To explore the Cambodian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Cambodian Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Cambodian businesspeople and companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Cambodian Market.

Global Trade and Business in Cambodia:
Kith Meng Cambodian Businessman (Course Master Doctorate)

Trade and Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Asia Online Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Cambodia” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English (Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Camboya Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Cambodge).

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Cambodia”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

Cambodia, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorate in International Business adapted to the Cambodian Students.

International Trade and Business in Cambodia.

Global Transport and Logistics. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

Transport and Logistics in Cambodia
  1. Nanning-Singapore Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone.
  2. Access to the East-West Corridor (Myanmar-Vietnam).

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor, Road Transportation Course

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Cambodian Free Trade Agreements and Market Access:

  1. Cambodia and the Buddhist Economic Area;
  2. ASEAN
    1. ASEAN Free-Trade Area;
    2. ASEAN Economic Community;
    3. ACMECS;
    4. Mekong River Commission (MRC);
    5. Cambodia has trade agreements (as a member of the ASEAN) with China, India, the EU, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the U.S.;
    6. ASEAN (Cambodia)-Australia-New Zealand (Free-Trade Area).
  3. GSP;
  4. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association;
  5. Greater Mekong Subregion;
  6. SCO (Dialogue Partner).

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. GATS;
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. BIC;
  3. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  4. IMO
  5. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention.

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Asian Economic Institutions

  1. Asian Development Bank;
  2. Colombo Plan;
  3. Boao Forum for Asia;
  4. Asia Cooperation Dialogue;
  5. ESCAP;
  6. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership;
  7. Asia-Middle East Dialogue;
  8. FEALAC.

Global Organizations. Cambodia is a member of:

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS): Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

The Kingdom of Cambodia is situated in South-east Asia, sharing borders with Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

  1. 90% of the Cambodian population is Khmer;
  2. The capital, Phnom Penh (2 million people) is the economic and political centre of Cambodia;
  3. Type of Government: Unitary Parliamentary constitutional monarchy;
  4. Monarch of Cambodia: Norodom Sihamoni;
  5. Cambodian Independence: 1953 (from France);
  6. Cambodian Area: 181,035 km²;
  7. Cambodian population: 15.5 million people;
  8. Official language of Cambodia: Khmer. French is also spoken.

Theravada Buddhism is the religion of 95% of the population (38 million).

Cambodia belongs to the Buddhist Civilization

Buddhism and Global Business. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Cambodia Economic Zones

Cambodian Economy.

  1. Cambodia is a member of the ASEAN since 1998;
  2. Cambodia has accomplished a high economic growth (average of 9.4% annually);
  3. The Manufacturing production is focused on the garment sector, these products dominate the Cambodian exports, especially to the U.S.;
  4. The Cambodian service sector is strongly concentrated in the commerce activities and catering-related services;
  5. The Royal Government of Cambodia has approved twenty-one Special Economic Zones situated along the border with Thailand and Vietnam (Koh Kong, Poipet, Savet, and Phnom Den), at Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh;
  6. Companies within the Special Economic Zones benefit from some fiscal incentives (revenue tax, customs, VAT benefits...);
  7. Received economic aid: 989 million dollars in grants or concessional loans;
  8. Cambodian currency: Riel (KHR).

Cambodia Importing

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. Total value of import augmented by 21% (from 1.990 to 2,409 billion riels), compared to the same last year;
  2. Total value of Cambodian export amount 1.045 million dollars, an augmented by 30.04% (from 804 million dollars, compared to same period last year) (Source: Customs and Excise Department);
  3. Top Cambodian exports products are garments, shoes, cigarettes, natural rubber, rice, pepper, wood, and fish;
  4. Largest export markets of Cambodia are the U.S., Germany, the UK, Singapore, Japan, and Vietnam;
  5. Top Cambodian imports are fuels, cigarettes, vehicles, consumer products, and machinery;
  6. Top Cambodian import partners are Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the U.S.;
  7. The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port is the only international seaport of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Free-Trade Area

Foreign direct investment in Cambodia.

  1. The Kingdom of Cambodia has opened its economy to Foreign direct investment (FDI) in all the sectors of the economy (banking, insurance, or telecommunications);
  2. Foreign investors in Cambodia are allowed to control 100% of the shareholding, without the local participation requisite;
  3. The largest foreign direct investment sources comes from Korea, China, Russia, Thailand, the U.S., and Vietnam.

Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar...)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Mekong River Commission: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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