Cambodia - Export Goods
Exportation refers to the selling of goods and services produced in given country to another country. In Cambodia the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) is the authorized department that handles and controls exportation of goods; therefore exporters are required to fulfill certain customs requirements in order to successfully export.
Any registered or business entity that meet requirement of exportation in Cambodia can export goods from the country.
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1.All exports must be declared at the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE);
2.Examination of goods may be either a spot check, primary or in detail.
3.Goods can only be released after documents have been approved, completion of examination of goods and after payment of all taxes (if any); the export tax if any is paid for, and examination is completed.
4.Exports must meet international standards.
5.Be informed about what is required in order to be a successful exporter in Cambodia;
6.Be aware of exports that require special certificates and special export permits;
7.Endeavor to acquire permits and special certificates required basing on the export commodity;
8.Be aware of all government regulations and clearance / custom rules and duty taxes;
1.Name and address of exporter
2.Details of export commodities
3.Country of import;
4.Details of importer in the importing country;
1.An exporter should start by carrying out market research:
- Start by deciding on where goods exports are. This is identify market;
- Visit the market and collect some information about it, about the goods, the past, present and potential customers of the commodity;
- Then analyze the gathered information and interpret it; and
- In addition find out the requirements for importing in the market country.
2.There after visit the customs department in home country (Cambodia) to find out what is required in order to export the specified commodity from country;
3.Then prepare all required documents; and submit them together with declaration to the Cambodian customs department;
4.The submitted declaration is then registered at the customs office;
5.After registration, the customs officers are check the submitted declarations and other support documents for verification.
- In the process of verifying documents, the senior officers at the customs department may decide to either carry out physical inspection or not.
6.When inspection is not recommended, the exporter shall proceed to the step 8 below (Calculation & payment of taxes). On the other hand if inspection is recommended, it is always done in presence of the exporter and a report of findings prepared.
- A report may either report consistency or inconsistence;
7.When report indicates inconsistence, the goods are detained for investigation.
8.However if report shows consistence, the officers calculate the taxes and the export proceeds with payment.
9.After payment, goods are then released for exportation.
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2.Bill of lading;
3.Certificate of origin
5.Camcontrol Inspection report
8.Terminal handling receipts
Exporters pay approximately – US$795. This fee is broken down below:
1.Documents preparation – US$220
2.Customs clearance and technical control – US$275
3.Ports and terminal handling – US$100
4.Inland transportation and handling – US$200
The rates of taxes imposed on exported goods are as below:-
1.Natural rubber – 2%, 5% and 10%
2.Processed wood – 5% and 10%
3.Fish and other aquatic products, and uncut precious stone – 10%
As long as an exporter meets requirements he / she can export at any time.
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Exportation takes about twenty two (22) days: Steps take different days for instance:-
1.Documents preparation –14days
2.Customs clearance and technical control – 3 days
3.Ports and terminal handling – 3 days
4.Inland transportation and handling – 2 days
General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia
N°: 6-8, Preah Norodom Blvd., Sangkat Phsar Thmei III, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Telephone: +855 23214065
Fax: +855 23214065
Ministry of Commerce
Address: #20 A-B, Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Phone: (855)23 427358 / 725585
Fax: (855)23 426396
Economy and Finance
no 60, Street 92
Tel: (+855)(0)23 427 634
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)
Wat Phnom Circle
Tel: (+855)(0)23 981 156
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1.Exporter in Cambodia should note that exporters of natural rubber, uncut (unprocessed) precious stones, fish and crustaceans, mollusks and other aquatic products are entitled to payment of taxes.
2.In order to determine tax rates for exportation of natural rubber, authorities in Cambodia temporarily use cascade rates; and on the other hand, tax rates for processed wood depend on level and type of processing
1. Strengthens relationship between Cambodia and the import country;
2. Exportation provides a larger market for goods produced locally;
3. Revenue is earned by government;
4. Exportation increases sales of an exporter hence earning extra income;
5. There is maximum exploitation of materials as manufacturers struggle to satisfy the foreign market;
6. It promoted foreign trade;
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