Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Cambodia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Cambodia: Patent tax

Foreign companies can easily be misled by the title of the “Patent Tax” to believe that it relates to intellectual property …

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Cambodia: Double tax agreement update

The government is negotiating with several countries to introduce double taxation treaties …

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Cambodia: 21 public holidays in 2022

There will be 21 public holidays in 2022 – which ranks it fourth in Asia after Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar …

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Cambodia: The Law on the amendment of the labour law comes into force in October 2021

The Labour Law has been amended to allow employees to work more than one shift a day (Art 138) …

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Cambodia: Rules for compulsory and voluntary pension contributions

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is expanding its portfolio of mandatory schemes with the introduction of a national pension plan …

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Cambodia: Pensions schemes

Since early May 2021, all employers have been required to register with the National Social Security Fund in order to comply with the requirements of the 2019 Social Security Law …

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Cambodia: Labour disputes fell by almost 50% in 2020

The number of labour disputes fell by almost 50% last year …

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Cambodia: Government imposes harsh laws as Covid numbers spike

A total crackdown has taken place across the country in an attempt to prevent the pandemic worsening …

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Cambodia: Medical check-ups for employees

Cambodian employees must now be subject to two-yearly medical check-ups at a facility approved by the Ministry of Health …

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Cambodia: Capital gains tax effective 2021

Capital gains tax will be introduced for the first time on 1st January 2021 …

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Cambodia: Entry requirements for business travellers

Entry requirements for business travellers introduced late this Summer remain valid …

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Cambodia: $2 hike in minimum wage for garment workers

With effect from 1st January 2021, the monthly gross minimum wage for the country’s garment and footwear industry will be increased by US$2 to US$192 …

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Cambodia: Bid to suspend minimum wage

Negotiations over next year’s minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sector will commence in August 2020 …

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Cambodia: Further developing cooperation on labour with Sweden

One of the principal focus countries for Swedish foreign aid is Cambodia …

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Cambodia: Visa-free entry for Filipinos extended

Filipinos are now able to visit Cambodia without a visa and stay up for 30 days instead of the previous 21-day limit …

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