CAMBODIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Established on October 15, 1995 under the Royal Government Sub-Decree
issued on 31 July 1995, the Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce (PPCC) has
the following as its main objectives:
1. Support for Commercial Enterprises
Encouraging the establishment and development
of new commercial enterprises.
Reception; formalities, data bases on
commercial enterprises, accounting, fiscal, legal and regulation
information and advice to business people.
Prospecting new market research for local and
foreign partners export regulations, organization of trade
Reception of foreign trade mission.
Arbitration in commercial disputes.
2. Advice to government and local authorities in
the matter of economic and commercial regulation.
Advice on law and regulation projects.
Advice on large scale projects and
Advice on fiscal and customs law.
3. Professional training and business education
Article 11 of the law provides for this activity, leading to
participation of the Chamber of Commerce in the matter of:
Training of responsible business people.
On and off-the-job training and technical
expertise development for enterprises employees and business
Seminars, and workshops for Heads of Commercial
4. Development of infrastructure
According to articles 10 to 13 of the law, the Chamber of Commerce
shall participate in deliberation and action on the development of
necessary infrastructure for commercial enterprises. In particular
cases, the Chamber of Commerce should participate in the management of
infrastructure, such as Commercial Port Exposition Parks. Industrial
Estate, and also to participate in public tendering processes.
Services and Activities:
Playing the role of the representative of the country's private
sectors, the PPCC:
Provides services of looking for business
partners both for local and foreign business people. Requirements
for partners from abroad can be forwarded directly to PPCC and all
requirements will be distributed to elected members and ordinary
members. The Chamber's Bulletin and a Chinese language ordinary
newspaper will take care of the publication of the demands,
Welcomes business delegations and individuals
from abroad who intend to either visit Cambodia or open up their
business in the country or do their Market Researches.
Initiates in setting up International
Conference on local and regional commerce/industry/banking and
Participates in meetings and seminars organized
by local government or private institutions as well as in
International Conferences set up by ASEAN / ASEAN CCI / CACCI /
ADB / ESCAP / WORLD BANK / FFA / UNDP / UNESCO / UNICEF and some
Exchanges information on Business and
investment with various Embassies based in Cambodia. Frequent
visits from Embassies people are remarkable.
Accepts scholars or graduates from local
Universities for job training in various companies around the
The PPCC consists of 20 elected members, 17 of whom are men and the
rest women. All the 20 elected members, the first ever selected after
the country's civil war in 1970, are representatives of 4 sectors:
commerce, industry and handicraft, agriculture, and services and
Besides the 20 elected members, the PPCC has many "Ordinary
Members". These are companies who contribute $20/month for the
membership fee will have the access to all information on business
partner requirements and may be candidates for the Chamber's Election.
All elected members contribute $1,200/year.
The PPCC has been making appeals to business people to become its
ordinary members. The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia
(composed of around 100 companies) was officially accepted as PPCC
ordinary member last June.
The PPCC is composed of representatives from the four business sectors
(commerce, industry and handicraft, agriculture, and services and
professions), elected for a 6-year term by the city companies.
However, according to its regulations, half of the number of the
"Elected Members" are subject to be changed by mid - mandate
(3 years) and the new elected members will replace them. The new
Executive Members (President, Vice President, Secretary to the
Executive Bureau - Treasurer - Vice Treasurer and other 2 members) are
selected from all elected members of the new mandate. October 15, 1998
will be the election day for PPCC second mandate members.
Building 7B, Street 81/109, Khan
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855-23) 881-757
Fax: (855-23) 880-795
Honorary President - Neak Oknha Sok Kong
President - Neak Oknha
Director General - H. E. Nguon Meng Tech