On 6th December 2022, H.E Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce drafted and signed the Prakas No. 164 PN SHA.PRK dated 13 July 2022, officially forming a Project Steering Committee to oversee the implementation of the SeT4SME Project.
The SeT4SME project was launched by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and is being implemented by Swisscontact in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce to improve e-trade for small packages in Cambodia.
The SeT4SME Project Steering Committee is led by H.E Tekreth Kamrang, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce (MoC) who serves as the Chair of SeT4SME Steering Committee, H.E. Sim Sokheng Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, serves as the Permanent Vice Chair of SeT4SME Steering Committee, H.E. Samheng Bora, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, H.E. Rath Saravuth Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Then Samvisoth Director General of Cambodia Post, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MPTC), H.E. Pha Eng Veng Deputy Director General, General Department of Custom and Excises (GDCE) and Mr. Rajiv Pradhan, Country Director Swisscontact and Alliance Coordinator serve as Vice Chairs of SeT4SME Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee consists of 16 members, representing the Ministry of Commerce, General Department of Customs and Excise, Cambodia Post, Universal Postal Union (UPU), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA).
The Project Steering Committee was introduced by Mr. CHEA Laichea, Director of Department of International Cooperation of Ministry of Commerce (DICO/MoC), with high-level and overall progress updates on the SeT4SME project provided by Mr. Rajiv Pradhan, Swisscontact Cambodia Country Director & GATF Country Coordinator. Updates on the overall progress under Workstream 1 on the CDS-ASYCUDA Interfacing were given by representatives of UNCTAD and UPU. A short demonstration of the interfacing was also conducted.
Mr. SOK Kha, Workstream Leader of the SeT4SME provided updates on the overall progress under Workstream 2, I.e., Awareness raising campaign on cross-border e-commerce opportunities, practical rules and procedures for small package exports and imports, currently branded as Small Package Exporter Champions (SPEC), and the current status of e-Trade Portal Development, currently being branded as BoXShipper. Mr. SOK Kha went on to also present the future activities and plan of the project implementation.
The next PSC meeting is planned for March 2023.