Pro-competitive policies in Cambodia’s logistics sector can help boost economic growth. Cambodia’s transportation and storage market represents around 8% of the country’s economy, and was worth USD 2.1 billion in 2019. In terms of overall logistics performance, Cambodia ranked 98 out of 160 in the World Bank’s Global Logistics Performance Index in 2018. In 2020, Cambodia’s economy shrunk by around 3 % due to the COVID-19 pandemic but e-commerce is growing rapidly and could contribute to the country’s quick recovery.
Fostering competition in ASEAN is a project that reviews regulatory constraints on competition in the logistics sector in all ten ASEAN member countries to identify regulations that hinder the efficient functioning of markets and create an unlevel playing field for businesses. The project comprises two parallel components: competition assessment reviews of specific logistics sub-sectors and competitive neutrality reviews of small-package delivery services. The project is undertaken in partnership with ASEAN and funded by the ASEAN Economic Reform Programme under the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (UK Government). The results of these reviews are being published in the form of two reports for each ASEAN member state.
The competition assessment of the logistics sector in Cambodia and the competitive neutrality review of small-package delivery services in Cambodia were virtually launched in co-operation with Cambodia's Consumer Protection Competition and Fraud Repression Directorate-General on 28 July 2021.
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