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Impediments to Growth of the Garment and Food Industries in Cambodia:Exploring Potential Benefits of the ASEAN-People's Republic of China Free Trade Agreement, Journal of GMS Development Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 1-20

dc.contributor.authorVannarith Chheang
dc.contributor.authorShintaro Hamanaka
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:14:49Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:14:49Z
dc.date.issued2014-10-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1731
dc.description.abstractThis paper attempts to identify structural constraints to growth and exports within Cambodia’s key industries and to consider the policy actions needed to reduce obstacles to trade. The paper places special emphasis on Cambodia’s exports to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), given the major export opportunities arising from the free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the PRC, known as the ASEAN–PRC Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA). A qualitative case study method was applied at the firm level by conducting face-to-face interviews to identify the impediments to the growth and exports of key industries in Cambodia, and to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by the ACFTA. This study covers the garment and food industries, which are critical to the economic development of Cambodia in the context of regional and global economic integration. The food industry, with its large number of small and medium-sized enterprises, has great potential to contribute to pro-poor growth in Cambodia, while the textile industry is the largest employer in the Cambodian labor force and is critical for poverty reduction efforts through export-led growth. The study also provides policy recommendations at both the industry and government levels.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleImpediments to Growth of the Garment and Food Industries in Cambodia:Exploring Potential Benefits of the ASEAN-People's Republic of China Free Trade Agreement, Journal of GMS Development Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 1-20
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.adbFood Industries
dc.subject.adbTrade Agreements
dc.subject.adbEconomic Development
dc.subject.adbTrade Development
dc.subject.adbTrade
dc.title.seriesJournal of Greater Mekong Subregion Development Studies
dc.title.volumeVol. 6
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeEducation
oar.identifierOAR-002449
oar.authorChheang, Vannarith
oar.authorHamanaka, Shintaro
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    This journal is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication that seeks to promote better understanding of a broad range of development issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion. One volume is published each year by the Asian Development Bank under the framework of the Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management, a region-wide capacity building program that supports knowledge products and services.

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