Cambodia supported by china for its raw materials
By exporting over 200 containers of the same kind, China is helping Cambodia's clothing sector solve its shortage of raw materials. During the massive outbreak of Covid-19, the Cambodian garment industry struggled to combat production setbacks.
On 8 March, Chinese ships arrived in the port of Cambodia with 212 containers, carrying 102 clothes raw materials and then another ship arrived. This is expected to arrive three more ships early.
If the situation is not changed, the issue of outbreaks could risk the work of almost 30,000 clothing plant employees because China met 60% of its raw material needs.
Kun Nhim, General Department of Customs and Excise Director General, said “Although we are yet to know their exact arrival schedule, we will coordinate with authorities, so that the containers are quickly transported from the port in order to support our factories.”
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) says that this amount of shipments is not enough to satisfy the recent crisis.