Trading companies in the agricultural, fishery and animal production sectors are being urged by the overseeing ministry to apply for licences, permits and certificates in electronic form to fulfil trade regulatory requirements as part of the Cambodian National Single Window (NSW) system.
A notification from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries issued on April 20 notes that as part of the second phase of the NSW – an online facility for businesses to submit standardised information for fulfilment of trade regulatory requirements – the ministry has proposed a number of conditions.
These conditions form part of its strategy for adapting to Covid-19 as endemic and facilitating trade for private agricultural production, fishery products and animal production companies in this phase of the crisis.
Firstly, applications for permits and certificates for animal feed and veterinary medicine should contain the required documents in accordance with the Law on Animal Health and Animal Production and the prakas on procedures and standards.
This regulation pertains to the registration, importation, exportation, transit, production, mixing, repackaging, inventory, supply, distribution and transportation of animal feed and veterinary drugs as stipulated in the NSW.
Secondly, the application for phytosanitary certification for export, re-export and import of goods subject to phytosanitary inspection must consist of the required documents in accordance with the sub-decree and prakas on phytosanitary inspection procedures, as required in the NSW.
Thirdly, the application for export, import and transit of fishery products must contain the required documents in accordance with the Law on Fisheries and the prakas on the procedure for granting licences for export, import and transit of fishery products as required in the NSW.
Hun Lak, CEO of Rich Farm Asia Ltd, told The Post that the preparation process of applications for licences, permissions and certificates in electronic form is “intertwined” with the bilateral and regional agreements of Cambodia and its trading partners.
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Author: Hom Phanet
Source: The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date: 26 April 2022