PHNOM PENH — Cambodia's wild aquatic products have been granted formal approval to be exported to China, the Chinese embassy in Cambodia said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the General Administration of Customs of China recently updated its Registration Information of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Food, which showed that Cambodian wild aquatic products had completed the final procedures for export to China.
This means Cambodian wild aquatic products can now be exported to China, it added.
Cambodian company Kim Chou Co Ltd Import Export and International Transportation has been authorized to export wild aquatic products to China, the statement added.
The company is allowed to export 12 kinds of Cambodian wild aquatic products to China, including wild shrimp, wild fish, wild eel and wild river snails, it said.
In November 2022, China and Cambodia signed a protocol on inspection, quarantine and veterinary sanitary requirements for exporting wild aquatic products from Cambodia to China.
Im Rachna, the undersecretary of state and spokeswoman for Cambodia's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, expressed confidence that Cambodian wild aquatic products would be popular among Chinese consumers too.
"It is a new success for the development of our fisheries sector, and the upcoming export of our wild aquatic products to China will not only give a boost to Cambodia-China trade volume, but also contribute to improving the livelihoods of our farmers," she told Xinhua.
After peppers, wild aquatic products are Cambodia's second authorized agricultural commodity to be exported to China this year.