Cambodia has exported 24,847 tonnes of pepper to foreign markets in the first eight months of this year, according to H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
The figure saw a sharply increase of 551 percent compared to the same period last year, he added.
Vietnam alone bought 24,476 tonnes, making the country the biggest market for Cambodian pepper. The other markets were Germany, India, France, Belgium, Taiwan of China, Poland, Czech Republic, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, the U.S., Sweden, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Kazakhstan, and United Arab Emirates.
Pepper is grown in many areas in Cambodia, including Kampong Cham, Thbong Khmum, Kampot and Kep provinces. Kampot pepper is the most well known with high price. It was granted with the geographical indication (GI) from the EU in 2016 and from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2010.
Cambodia’s Kampot pepper has been also registered for international protection in 32 countries under the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press