On 22nd November 2022, the Exchange Workshop on Small Package Export Promotion was co-organized as part of the awareness raising campaign to strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders, particularly MSMEs looking to ship goods internationally, and to jointly review the potential collaboration areas and exchange for future expanding of strategic partnership between MSMEs and logistics operators to embrace better the growing trend in cross-border e-commerce.
This exchange workshop follows a series of study tours for MSMEs to Cambodia Post and DHL that were organized earlier in the year. They were done with the objective of providing insights on postal and express operations, witness real-time shipping processes, as well as to meet with key service providers that are active in sending small packages abroad.
The Exchange Workshop on Small Package Export Promotion was successful in its endeavor to inform MSMEs and EuroCham members looking to ship goods internationally through postal services. The participants were also able to discuss and explore opportunities for service collaboration between Cambodia Post and their prospective logistic partners for improvements in mail and logistics handling of inbound and outbound small packages shipments. This was followed by networking between EuroCham members, Cambodia Post, and the service providers.
The exchange workshop also witnessed a presentation on the topic of “Improving Postal Service for the Rise in Cross-Border e-commerce” by Cambodia Post, followed by a panel discussion on Service Collaboration for Small Package e-Trade Promotion delivered by three panelists, Mr. Then Samvisoth, Director General of Cambodia Post, Keo Bandol, Managing Director of IFB International Freight bridge (Cambodia) and Mao Sothea, Owner of SHE Agrocam. The session was moderated by Mr. Sok Kha, Workstream Leader for the Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs (SeT4SME) project. The event ended with a walking tour of Cambodia Post office.
The event was attended by a total of 50 participants, including 22 participants representing 17 companies and businesses from SPEC and EuroCham in the logistics/export sector.
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs (SeT4SME), is a two-year project (2021-2022) of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance), implemented by Swisscontact in partnership with Ministry of Commerce (MoC), and with the collaboration of the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE), Cambodia Post, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA).