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[Infographic] Key Considerations & Issues on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in the Lao PDR
DFDL, April 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out in the Lao PDR we take this opportunity to answer some of the key questions that are being raised by employers and employees. In our publication and at our upcoming live event, our labor experts outline the rights and obligations of employers and employees when it comes to vaccination in the Lao PDR. Get your answers by downloading the publication and by attending our 20-minute webinar...

[Infographic] Lao PDR – Data Protection Issues During the COVID-19 Control Measures
DFDL, April 2021

Quick and easily accessible guide for human resource and compliance professionals in the Lao PDR to understand the local data protection requirements. This DFDL infographic provides general guidance to HR and compliance departments as to the different steps employers should consider while collecting, monitoring and storing employees’ personal data to prevent or manage the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace...

Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 7)
DFDL, January 2021

On 23 December 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out ‘Round 7’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. The RGC in their press release noted the positive update with respect to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and the fact that Cambodia has to date managed to effectively control COVID-19...

Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 8)
DFDL, March 2021

On 25 March 2021, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) implemented ‘Round 8’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. The RGC in their press release noted the positive update with respect to the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the fact that Cambodia has to date managed to effectively control COVID-19...

ASEAN Employment Legal Update 2018 Q.2
DFDL, July 2018

Regional Legal Update on Labor and Employment Law Issues DFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws. Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in employment relationships...

Aviation in Southeast Asia Beyond the Horizon - Cambodia 10 Key Q&As
DFDL, June 2020

For the aviation sector, the first half of 2020 has sadly been defined by the many challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in operational and economic disruption across the globe. Now six months in, the industry is taking stock, adapting strategies and mapping out future plans for business post Covid-19...

Cambodia Investment Update for August 2016
DFDL, August 2016

TAXATION TAX ON IMMOVABLE PROPERTY PAYMENT FOR 2016 Notifications No. 12723 dated 5 August 2016 & No. 13466 dated 16 August 2016 Per Notification No. 12723, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) informs owners of immovable property (“Property”) which is subject to the Immovable Property Tax (“IPT”) to pay the IPT to the tax authorities by 30 September 2016. Late payment of IPT is subject to penalty...

Cambodia Investment Update for July 2016
DFDL, August 2016

Implementation of Prakas on minimum registered capital of banking and financial institutions,Circular № B7-016-117 C.L, dated 16 June 2016This Circular, issued on 16 June 2016, aims at implementing Prakas №B7-016-117 on Minimum Registered Capital of Banking and Financial Institutions (“BFIs”), dated 22 March 2016 (“Prakas №B7-016-117”), in relation to procedures for increasing the minimum registered capital requirements of BFIs...

Cambodia Investment Update for June 2016
DFDL, July 2016

Banking and FinanceMEMBERSHIP OF FAST AND CENTRAL SHARED SWITCH SYSTEMS, Prakas № B14-016-147 Pror Kor, dated 19 May 2016This Prakas, effective from 19 May 2016, requires banking and financial institutions to become members of FAST and Central Shared Switch systems. It aims at encouraging an easy, quick, effective, secure and reliable retail payment in order to foster the development of banking and financial sectors and the national economy...

Cambodia investment update for May 2016
DFDL, May 2016

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSPROMULGATION OF THE LAW ON TRADE UNIONS, Royal Kram № NS/RKM/1516/007, dated 17 May 2016The Law on Trade Unions is intended to: (a) provide rights and freedom for enterprises, establishments and persons governed by the provisions of the 1997 Labour Law and persons serving in air and maritime transportation and (b) sets out the organization and functioning of professional organizations of employees and employers...

Cambodia Legal Update: 2020 Foreign Employee Quota Application Window to Open Shortly
DFDL, August 2019

By way of advance notice, please note that the window to apply for the 2020 foreign employee quota will open in September 2019.   Organizations employing or intending to employ foreign employees in 2020 are required to apply for a foreign employee quota from the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”)...

Cambodia Legal Update: New National Fire Safety Systems Code Launched in Cambodia
DFDL, September 2019

The Association of Fire Prevention Enterprises of Cambodia (“AFPE”) in conjunction with the National Quality Inspection Centre for fire Safety Systems (“NICS”) hosted a seminar on 9 September 2019 on the introduction of the National Standard Book on Fire Safety Systems – Building Design Code...

Cambodia Legal Update: Postponement of Seniority Payment
DFDL, June 2020

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Notification on the Delay of Payment of Back Pay of Seniority Payment Prior to 2019 and New Seniority Payment for 2020...

Cambodia Monthly Legal Update – November 2020
DFDL, December 2020

Law on the Management of Commercial Gambling, Royal Kram NS/RKM/1120/031 dated 14 November 2020 Overview On 14 November 2020, the Law on the Management of Commercial Gambling (“Gambling Law”), the first comprehensive legislation to regulate casinos and commercial gambling centers in Cambodia, was promulgated...

Cambodia Property Tax Update
DFDL, August 2016

In the last few weeks, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) has issued two Notifications (No. 12723 & 13466) reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration and pay Property Tax before the deadline of 30 September 2016. Notification No...

Cambodia Tax & Real Estate Alert: 2019 Property Tax Deadline - 30 September
DFDL, September 2019

On the 21st of August 2019 Notification dated 21 August 2019 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT“) issued Notification 17517 GDT on the Second Reminder of the Payment of the Property Tax reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration before the deadline of 30 September 2019...

Cambodia Tax Update : VAT Update – Refund Process Updated
DFDL, July 2018

It is fair to say that one of most consistent complaints we hear from taxpayers regards the issues associated with applying and obtaining a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund in Cambodia. Until now the VAT refund process was a very lengthy process – sometimes taking years – and often subject to uncertainty and delays...

Cambodia Tax Update: Tax Treaty with Malaysia Signed
DFDL, September 2019

Cambodia has signed a Double Taxation Agreement (“DTA“) with Malaysia on the 3rd of September 2019 during the visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Phnom Penh. Under the DTA, double taxation will be avoided in that any tax paid in Cambodia by Malaysian companies in accordance with the DTA will be allowed as a credit against the tax payable in Malaysia on the same income, subject to the provisions of the tax laws of Malaysia...

Cambodia Update: Additional Measures to Further Support Private Sector & Workers Affected by COVID-19 Outbreak & to Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy
DFDL, June 2020

On 26 May 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out round 4 of measures aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on the businesses and workers in Cambodia. These latest measures consist of a combination of new measures and extension of those measures already in place...

Cambodia Update: Relief Provided for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 and EBA
DFDL, February 2020

In response to the impact of COVID-19 and the partial withdrawal of EBA benefits – see our update here – the Cambodian government have issued a number of regulations which are intended to provide some relief to affected businesses in Cambodia. We outline these updates below:  Letter 1313 MEF – dated 25 February 2020 Notification no...

Cambodia: 2020 Property Tax Deadline – 30 September
DFDL, September 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our readers that the immovable property tax (“TOIP“) and Unused Land Tax deadline for 2020 is next Wednesday the 30th of September 2020. The 2020 TOIP and Unused Land Tax payment can be made at any tax branch or any branch of Canadia, Acleda, Vattanac or Cambodia Public Bank. Those already registered for TOIP and Unused Land Tax need to provide their 2019 tax payment receipt or Property Tax Registration Identification Card...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy
DFDL, November 2020

On 30 September 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out ‘Round 6’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. These represent a combination of new and existing measures (that have been extended)...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 7)
DFDL, January 2021

On 23 December 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out ‘Round 7’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. The RGC in their press release noted the positive update with respect to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and the fact that Cambodia has to date managed to effectively control COVID-19...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 8)
DFDL, March 2021

On 25 March 2021, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) implemented ‘Round 8’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. The RGC in their press release noted the positive update with respect to the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the fact that Cambodia has to date managed to effectively control COVID-19...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 9)
DFDL, July 2021

On 29 June 2021, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) implemented ‘Round 9’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. The RGC noted that COVID-19 situation continues to evolve alarmingly with the recent mutation of the virus, which has added socio-economic pressures to many countries around the world...

 

 

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