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GI status sought for Cambodian prahok

The government is working to get geographical indication (GI) status for Siem Reap prahok in an effort to make the fermented fish paste recognized in international markets. The push came soon after the Association of Prahok Fish Paste in Siem Reap province’s Chong Kneas village was established with 10 members drawn from prahok producers. The GI status is expected to help prevent the proliferation of fake products, and help producers enhance its sales in both local and international markets. Soeng Sophary, spokeswoman at the Ministry of Commerce, said the process of getting GI status for Siem reap prahok was under way but she was not sure of the timeframe. She added that due to budgetary contraints the government was working to only get GI status for priority products. The ministry said oranges from Battambang province, Phnom Srok silk from Banteay Meanchey province, durians from Kampot province, grapefruit from Kratie province and milled rice from Svay Rieng province were also suitable candidates for GI status. (Source: Khmer Times)

Economy & Industry

12th September 2017

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