Tighter controls on aluminium beverage can imports


The Cambodian government will reportedly tighten controls on the import of empty aluminium beverage cans.

The General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) made the move in order to keep closer tabs on companies importing cans but are not registered as beverage-related businesses, according to The Phenom Penh Post.

A letter was signed by GDCE director-general Kun Nhem and was based on the results of a May 3 Council of Ministers meeting with representatives of Medai GB Enterprise Co Ltd, Ganzberg Brewery and Crown Beverage Cans (Cambodia) Ltd concerning the domestic supply of empty aluminium cans for beer.

The move is said to ensure that businesses submit the proper forms to customs and excise officials.

According to the letter, the documents must clearly identify the label to be placed on the cans, contain a product description and outline the purpose for the supply.

GDCE revenue collection plummeted 15.2% year-on-year to $614.8 million in the first quarter of this year.

In March alone, revenue reached $211.3 million, down by 4.7% from March last year, GDCE figures show.

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