Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)
 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)
Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)
 
     

Newsletter– August 2013

 
  Labour and Industrial Relations  
 
 
 
Garment and footwear industry plays a pivotal role in contributing to Cambodia’s economy as the country is undergoing its first stage of development. The success and development of the industry can be seen through increased number of factories and export value. <<Detail>>
 
     
  Post Clearance Audit (PCA) by Customs  
 
The implementation is a result of the Government's gradual strict enforcement of the Customs Law which came into force since 2007. Full customs law can be found at http://www.customs.gov.kh/
lawoncustoms.html

On May 2008, a Prakas was issued to interpret the provisions of Article 18, 52 and 57 of the Customs Law: Post Clearance Audit by Customs and Excise Department in any matter concerning import and export goods. Post Clearance Audit was advised to be a Trade Facilitation mechanism where physical checking /inspection at entry /exit points is greatly reduced and the customs would only audit and monitor the documents at a later stage. <<Detail>>
 
     
  Fire Safety Guideline  
 
ILO-BFC has created a Fire Safety Guideline on A Tool to Prevent Accident and Catastrophic Loss of Life and Property in Factories with the following contents:
 
 
Purpose of This Guideline
1
Introduction
2
Legal Framework
3
Emergency Arrangements and Preparing for Fire Emergencies
4
Measures to Minimize Fire Risks
5
Training. <<Detail>>
 
 
 
  Child Labour  
 

Over the past year, GMAC have come to notice an increasing occurrence of workers under the age of 15 being employed by our members. In most cases, the fault lies with the workers who use identification documents borrowed from friends and families and try to impersonate someone older to get employment. However, GMAC has reminded all members to be more vigilant in the employment process, to tighten up their internal Human Resource policies when screening for new employees. It is important that ALL potential employees must undergo a face to face interview with the HR department. During this interview process, simple questions relating to other family members and age of siblings etc. will easily reveal if the worker was indeed using the identification documents borrowed from others. 

Simple rule to follow:  When in any doubt, please DO NOT employ the said worker... It is better to be careful rather than to get caught with underaged workers. <<Detail>>
 
     
  Inspection of Factory Buildings  
 
In view of the tragic accident in Bangladesh where a factory building collapse killing more than 1000 workers as well as the 2 incidents in Cambodia recently involving building structures failing resulting in death and injury to workers, GMAC has encouraged all members to engage professional technicians to conduct a thorough inspections of their buildings. A non-exhaustive list of companies that are able to provide such services can be found below. <<Detail>>
 
     
  Customs related matters  
 

We would like to remind all members of the following decisions made during the  3rd Customs Private Sector Partnership Mechanism meeting in 2011:

 
  Contents
 
Labour and Industrial Relations
 
Post Clearance Audit (PCA) by Customs
 
Fire Safety Guideline
 
Child Labour
 
Inspection of Factory Buildings
 
Customs related matters
 
TH-SCAN at Bavet Border Check Point
     
 
  1. Customs will accept the actual value of all raw materials imported based on your invoice price. There is no need for the invoice price to be compared with the price indicated on your CDC Master List.
  2. For all LCL cargo, any Overtime charges will only be incurred on your documents. Factories will NO LONGER have to be responsible for all other cargo and declaration in the same container that belong to other consignees. <<Detail>>
 
 
 
  TH-SCAN at Bavet Border Check Point  
 
On 25 July 2013, the General Director of Customs and Excise issued a TH-SCAN-related instruction in a bid to reduce congession of container trucks going through scanners at Bavet checkpoint.   The instruction is as the followings: <<Detail>>
 
     
 
 
Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia
 
No. 175 Jawahar Nehru Blvd (Street 215) Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia | Tel: (855) 23-301 181 | Fax: (855) 23-882 860 | info@gmac-cambodia.org