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  • Cambodia Investment Agency (CIA)
  • Cambodia Investment Agency (CIA)

Gateway to Asia

Cambodia enjoys a strategic location and serves as a gateway into the heart of Southeast Asia – home to what is today the emerging growing economic market.

The country also offers convenient trade with its partners such as ASEAN plus 3 (China, Japan and South Korea) and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and easy access into the Greater Mekong sub-region, where newly emerging markets offer great business potential. In the meantime, Cambodia has become more and more investment attractive gateway from the countries in Asia-Pacific. 


Hub of ASEAN

Cambodia has become a full member of ASEAN in 1999 and of WTO in 2004. Since then Cambodia has not only  an active member but also has been instrumental in the formation and development of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). AFTA entered into force on 1 January 2010 for the six original ASEAN (ASEAN-6) members (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Brunei) thereby reducing import duties to zero; the so-called CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) will follow suit in 2015.

Cambodia is ideally located at the crossroads of Asia, with easy access to the region’s dynamic markets, including its own booming domestic consumer market of 15 million people.  Cambodia has began the transformation from a less investment incentive to an investment attractive by offering a business incentive package. Cambodia now is eager to have a processing of its surplus agriculture in order to benefit much from the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which will enter into force in 2015.