Cambodia exported more than 28,000 tonnes of pepper to foreign markets last year, pointed out a recent report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
This figure saw a sharp increase of 452.72 percent compared to 2020, it underlined.
Vietnam alone bought 27,117 tonnes, making the country the biggest market for Cambodian pepper.
The other markets were Germany, Thailand, France, India, Belgium, Taiwan of China, Czech Republic, Poland, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, United States, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Lithuania, 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 very 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