Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.
Last Published: 8/6/2019

Cambodia currently prohibits the commercial importation of the following products: narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors, toxic waste and poisonous chemicals and substances, and certain pesticides.  Government regulations also prohibit the import of used computers and spare parts, household waste (discarded from dwellings, public buildings, factories, markets, hotels, business buildings, restaurants, transport facilities, recreation sites, etc.), and hazardous waste (for example, PCB waste from discarded air conditioners).  To curb the spread of avian influenza, Cambodia created and implemented more stringent quality control and inspection of poultry imports. 

Certain imports are subject to quantitative restrictions, and importers of these products are required to seek approval from relevant government ministries or technical agencies.  Import permits or licenses are required from relevant government agencies depending on the nature and type of the imported commodity.  Import licenses are required for firearms and pharmaceuticals.  Firearm import licenses can be obtained from the Ministry of Interior, while pharmaceutical licenses can be obtained from the Ministry of Health.  Other special requirements apply to imports of food products and pharmaceuticals: food products must have a 50 percent minimum remaining shelf life at the time of inspection, and pharmaceuticals must have a minimum 18 months remaining shelf life at the time of inspection.

Ministry of Interior
National Laboratory for Drug Quality Control, Ministry of Health


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