Trademark protection deemed vital for innovation

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Newly appointed Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak issued a shot across the bow yesterday at individuals and companies that infringe on the intellectual property of other firms, warning his ministry was ready to take action against violators.

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Taskforce to weigh measures for rice sector’s future

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VietStock FI English 2 month(s) ago

Taskforce to weigh measures for rice sector’s future

The Commerce Ministry has created a special taskforce to study challenges threatening the sustainability of the nation’s rice industry and will report its findings within two weeks, a ministry official said yesterday.

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US trade treaty to aid Kingdom's TPP ambitions

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US trade treaty to aid Kingdom's TPP ambitions

As Prime Minister Hun Sen attends the US-ASEAN Summit in California today, government officials are in the midst of ongoing negotiations with their American counterparts to formulate a trade and investment agreement, which analysts say could be a stepping stone towards one day joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Thailand targets 5 percent export surge in 2016

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Thailand targets 5 percent export surge in 2016

Thai Ministry of Commerce on January 4 projected that national shipments to foreign countries will grow 5% in 2016 after years of contraction.

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EU still the Kingdom’s best export destination

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

The European Union will continue to remain Cambodia’s biggest export recipient, mopping up $2.32 billion in shipments this year, with the US following a close second at $2.07 billion, according to Commerce Ministry estimates.

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Kingdom boasts less time to file trademark

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VietStock FI English 7 month(s) ago

While still relatively small, the number of trademark applications has grown in Cambodia and the country’s low volume means that the Kingdom boasts among the fastest times in Southeast Asia for registering a trademark, a government adviser told a business workshop yesterday.

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China loses WTO appeal in stainless steel dispute with EU, Japan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

China lost an appeal ruling on Wednesday in a World Trade Organization dispute in which Japan and the European Union had complained about Chinese use of anti-dumping duties on high performance, seamless stainless steel tubes.

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China hands Microsoft administrative fine over Xbox venture

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Microsoft Corp and its Chinese partner in an Xbox game console venture have been fined by China's commerce ministry for breaching antitrust rules but escaped serious punishment after it deemed they did not hamper free market competition.

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Petrol prices should reflect drop in import costs: gov’t

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VietStock FI English 9 month(s) ago

Petrol prices should reflect drop in import costs: gov’t

Local petroleum retailers responded to a government deadline yesterday by agreeing to adopt a flexible pricing mechanism to reflect fluctuations in global oil prices, but there will not be any immediate price reductions, according to a Commerce Ministry spokesperson.

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Gov’t calls for lower fuel prices

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VietStock FI English 9 month(s) ago

The government yesterday asked fuel retailers to lower petroleum prices, so as to reflect the drop in global prices in the last few months.

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Initiative to self-certify origin of goods set up

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VietStock FI English 9 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has announced a program that will allow approved exporters to use their invoices to self-certify their products’ origin, removing the need to apply directly to the ministry each time a company needs to ship goods from Cambodia.

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Thai Commerce Ministry set to revise exports expectation

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VietnamPlus English 11 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Commerce is set to adjust the 2015 exports projection due to the global economy's uncertain recovery, and has ordered the Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) to communicate with private companies on the release of in-stock rice.

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Thai Commerce Ministry orders survey of goods prices during Songkran

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VietnamPlus English 14 month(s) ago

The Thai Ministry of Commerce has instructed its provincial offices nationwide to make certain there are no products being overpriced during this Songkran long holiday.

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Thailand’s December CCI highest in 18 months

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VietnamPlus English 18 month(s) ago

The Thai Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) hit an 18-month high in December last year, increasing to 81.1 from 79.4 in November, said the Centre for Economic and Business Forecasting under the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Thailand likely to fall short of 3.5 percent export growth

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VietnamPlus English 21 month(s) ago

The Thai Commerce Ministry has admitted that the country many fail to meet its export growth target of 3.5 percent this year, as exports during August slumped to the lowest level in three years.

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