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The EU works closely with Cambodia under the framework of the EU-ASEAN Cooperation Agreement to ensure an effective environment for trade and investment relations.

Cambodia is a member of WTO since 2004.



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In 2017:

  • Total trade between the two partners equaled € 5.86 billion.
  • The EU ranked as the 2nd biggest trade partner of Cambodia. The EU imported goods worth €5 billion from Cambodia. The key EU imports from Cambodia are dominated by textiles, footwear and agricultural products.
  • The EU exported goods worth almost €851 million to Cambodia. The key EU exports to Cambodia are dominated by machinery, transport equipment and agricultural products.

EU-Cambodia: Trade in goods

Trade in goods 2015-2017, € billions
Year EU imports EU exports Balance
2015 4.1 0.5 -3.7
2016 4.6 0.6 -4.0
2017 5.0 0.9 -4.2

EU-Cambodia: Trade in services

Trade in services 2014-2016, € billions
Year EU imports EU exports Balance
2014 0.2 0.1 -0.1
2015 0.3 0.1 -0.1
2016 0.3 0.1 -0.2

EU-Cambodia: Foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment 2016, € billions
Year Inward stocks Outward stocks Balance
2016 0.0 1.9 1.9

Date of retrieval: 16/04/2018

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EU and Cambodia

As a Least Developed Country (LDC) Cambodia benefits from the most favourable regime available under the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), namely the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme. The EBA scheme gives the 47 Least Developed Countries – including Cambodia – duty free access to the EU for exports of all products, except arms and ammunition.

Cambodia and ASEAN

Cambodia is one of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The countries as a group are the EU's second largest trading partners outside Europe after China.

The ASEAN region is a dynamic market with some 640 million consumers. Cambodia is one of the three LDCs in ASEAN.

The EU co-operates closely with ASEAN as a whole. Co-operation is maintained through the EU-ASEAN Dialogue which includes discussions on trade and investment issues at ministerial and senior economic official level.

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Trading with Cambodia