Cambodia currently has no labeling or marking requirements specifically for beverage alcohol products. However, the following identifiers need to be placed on all imported products. Camcontrol, a unit of the Ministry of Commerce requires the following:
- Name of Goods
- Producer’s name and address
- Batch number and production date
- Expiration date
- Directions for use (if necessary)
- License of authorizing institution (If required for local products)
No import license is needed by the exporter. If you wish to set up a business in Cambodia you must follow the registration procedures via the Ministry of Commerce. Goods shipped through Vietnam via the Mekong must also have a transit license.
Declarations must be lodged in the prescribed forms at the entry point, accompanied by the bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing list, insurance, SGS Report of Findings where applicable, and other documents if required, e.g. licenses, certificate of origin, etc. Lodgement fees for imports or exports are $40.
The approval flow is as follows: (1) approval document accompanied by a set of original supporting documents is submitted to Control Office at headquarters, (2) all documents are registered and given a rotation number, (3) documents are submitted to Director, (4) Director signs 3 copies of approval, (5) one copy stays at Control Office and two go to entry checkpoint, (6) regional office receives approval documents and photocopies them for its records, (7) two original copies go to checkpoint, (8) checkpoint photocopies and keeps for local records, and one copy goes to importer, (9) one copy is attached to the entry and returned to Control Office. (GDCE 2003).
The following is a list of the documents that are required when importing into Cambodia:
- Commercial Invoice
- Packing list
- Pro forma Invoice
- Bill of lading, airway bill or other similar document
- Import Declaration Form
When a shipment arrives and before its release, a determination will be made to inspect the goods by the senior Customs Officer. All paperwork will be examined and if in order, a "release" letter will be issued to the importer. For detailed procedural steps please click on the attached link: www.customs.gov.kh
Import Duties are levied on imported alcohol beverages before releasing them from the custody of Customs. The Customs Department compiles a list of CIF values from SGS findings, from catalogues and price lists obtained from abroad. There are three types of duties:
- Customs Import Duties with an ad valorem rate
- Excise Tax
- Value Added Tax (Vat)
For current rates please click on the attached link:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation (MFAIC)
Embassy of the United States of America
Foreign Agricultural Services
Government Offices and Ministries:
General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia
#6-8, Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Telephone: +855 23 214 065
Fax Number: +855 23 214 065
For In-Country Business Resource:
The information in this guide was obtained from external sources, including the websites of various governmental agencies and organizations, direct contact with those agencies and organizations, and from Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Attaché reports. Consequently, the accuracy of this information depends upon the accuracy of the sources.
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