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About ARISE Plus Cambodia

ARISE Plus Cambodia is the national Cambodian component of the ARISE Plus Regional Programme that aims to support greater connectivity and economic integration between Cambodia and the rest of ASEAN through implementing the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 and strengthening institutional capacity. It is co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ. The Ministry of Commerce is the political partner for this project, which works closely also with the Ministry of Economy and Finance (especially the General Department of Customs and Excise), along with Cambodia’s private sector and business associations. The project is commissioned from January 2019 until June 2023, with a budget of 9.35 million Euro.

Our Mission


We support the Cambodia government with technical expertise to improve the environment for international trade and ASEAN integration.


We support the integration of SMEs in Cambodia into regional and global value chains.

Our Vision

A resilient and sustainable Cambodian economy at the heart of ASEAN

Our Vision

A resilient and sustainable Cambodian economy at the heart of ASEAN

Our Team

Mr. Till Ahnert

Head of Project

Ms. Maren Bremer

Lead Trade Facilitation Advisor

Mr. Sok Kha

Trade Facilitation Advisor

Mr. Sovanrotha Sok

Trade Facilitation Advisor

Ms. Kamrang Ke

Advisor on Trade-related Coordination and Transparency

Mr. Udo Gaertner

Private Sector Team Leader and Trade Advisor (GOPA)

Mr. Heng Dang

Export Promotion Advisor (GOPA)

Mr. Youssey Lak

Trade Information and Advocacy Advisor (GOPA)

Ms. Aiah Agulto

Finance Manager

Ms. Sovannary Ky

M&E and Communications Expert

Mr. Pheara Chhoeun


Ms. Thavann Hul

Administration (GOPA)

Mr. Vichetra San


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