Impediments to growth of the garment and food industries in Cambodia: Exploring potential benefits of the ASEAN-People's Republic of China free trade agreement

This paper attempts to identify structural constraints to growth and exports within Cambodia’s key industries and to consider the policy actions needed to reduce obstacles to trade. Special emphasis is placed on exports to China, given the major export opportunities arising from the ASEAN– PRC Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA). A qualitative case study method was applied at the firm level by conducting face-to-face interviews to identify the impediments to the growth and exports of key industries in Cambodia, and to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by the ACFTA. This study covers the garment and food industries, which are critical to economic development. The study also provides policy recommendations at both the industry and government levels.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Exports
  • Food processing
  • Garments and textiles
  • Trade
  • Trade policy and regulation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

Version / Edition 1.0
Date uploaded 06/15/2015
Date modified 2017-01-13T06:52:08.939503
Co-author (individual) Chheang Vannarith,Hamanaka, Shintaro
Publisher Asian Development Bank
Publication date 2014
General note

Journal of GMS Development Studies,Volume 6