Trade Regulation

The Royal Government of Cambodia has eliminated most non-tariff barriers and import licenses.

1) Customs Duties

All goods imported to or exported from Cambodia are subject, in principle, to import and export duties as set by the Custom Department and to a consumption tax.

2) Import Duties

Imported duties are collected regardless of the point of entry or exit on all goods crossing the border, except those specifically exempted from customs duties by law or proper authorities. Exempted goods include:

  • Personal effects of individuals when being transferred to their normal resident;

  • Goods exempted from duties by international treaty;

  • Humanitarian aid;

  • Goods imported for a wedding or funeral;

  • Goods related to international relations;

  • Certain donations to senior monks.

3) Export Duties

Presently, there are not export duties applied in Cambodia other than those levied on restricted export product, such as logs, sawn  timber, precious metals and stones, seafood and antiquities.

4) Import / Export Documentation

Cambodian customs requires importers and exporters to provide a bill of lading, packing  list and invoice for all shipments. Goods shipped through Vietnams via the Mekong must also have a transit license.

5) Temporary Entry

Temporary entry procedures have been established for a certain number of products.

6) Labeling or Marketing Requirements

Cambodia currently has no labeling or marking requirements.

7) Prohibited Imports

Narcotics, explosives and poisonous chemicals and substances are prohibited according to the Cambodian customs service.

8) Standards

CAMCONTROL, a unit of the Ministry of commerce is charged with standards-setting. CAMCONTROL delivers documents and certificate of exported products and makes the verfication on the quality of products and services

9) Imported Item

  • Cars over 3000cc   120%
  • Cars between 2000cc and 3000cc 90%
  • Cars under 2000cc 40%
  • Alcohol, beverages, cigarettes & motorcycles 50%
  • Cosmetics, garments, textile products, leather goods, footwear, household electrical appliances, fabrics, enzymes, Oil, 35%
  • gas, diesel, lubricants 20%
  • Machinery, equipment,  spare parts,  mechanical appliances, raw tobacco, wheat and industrial mineral products 15%
  • Essential consumer goods (medicine, sugar, vegetables, base metals, packaging materials etc) 7%