July 30, 2020
Cambodia's National Trade Repository (NTR) launched in 2015 to serve as ‘the official source for all regulatory information relevant to traders who wish to import goods into Cambodia or export to other countries.’ ARISE+ Cambodia has supported the NTR secretariat at the Ministry of Economy and Finance with a study of the NTR user experience journey. Taking a user perspective allows the project to develop specific, needs-based recommendations for the enhancement of Cambodia's NTR.
The NTR website (https://cambodiantr.gov.kh/) is hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, with its Department of Economic Integration and ASEAN serving as NTR Secretariat, on behalf of all line ministries and institutions. The website provides public access to all necessary trade-related information and trade regulations, including customs permits and duties, procedures and documentary requirements related to the import and export of goods, rules of origin, non-tariff measures (NTMs), legislative texts, among others.
Eurocham, who was commissioned to analyze the user experience, presented the study results and draft recommendations to NTR focal points from concerned ministries and other stakeholders at a dissemination and reflection workshop co-organized with the Ministry of Economy and Finance on July 30, 2020. Around 30 participants from all relevant line ministries provided feedback and suggestions during group discussions. The government feedback on recommendations obtained through the final dissemination workshop will be used to finalize the report and recommendations to the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The workshop also featured a presentation by video from the ARISE Plus regional programme, which has been supporting Cambodia and other ASEAN member states in contributing to the ASEAN Trade Repository (ATR) since 2013.
The ARISE Plus Cambodia project is working already with the NTR secretariat to follow up on selected recommendations for the enhancement of the Cambodia's NTR and will deliver a targeted package of support activities over the next year. The summary report will be posted on the Publications page of this website when finalized.