Cambodian Senate has unanimously approved the plant protection and phytosanitary draft law to develop the country’s agricultural sector.

All the 59 senators present at the 8th session of the Senate’s 4th legislature held here this morning under the chairmanship of Senate President Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum voted for the draft law.

The draft law was elaborated based on the policies and strategies of the Royal Government and in accordance with the relevant legal basis in force in the Kingdom, as well as with regional and international agreements and conventions on plant protection and phytosanitary measures to respond to the growing trends of the agricultural sector within the framework of food security, quality improvement of agricultural produce, agricultural export augmentation, and sustainable development in the context of competitive global economic integration.

The draft law sets out the management of plant health; implementation of plant protection measures and phytosanitary measures; protection of all kinds of plant resources; prevention of the spread of pests; enhancement of agricultural productivity, food security, hygiene, quality and safety of agricultural products as well as phytosanitary security of plants, plant products and goods that are subject to phytosanitary inspection; trade facilitation; and so on.

The 15-chapter-and-113-article draft law was approved by the National Assembly at its 7th session of the 6th legislature on April 1, 2022.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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