This launch signifies a pivotal moment, demonstrating that Cambodian SMEs are advancing toward exporting their products overseas through the Small Package Export Champions (SPEC) Program. This progress is made possible with the support of Khmer Enterprise (KE) and Swisscontact, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and other partners.
The SPEC program was inaugurated on the 28th of June 2022, with the objective of enhancing capacity and fostering network support for MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) seeking to ship small package consignments internationally and boost their export growth. Following the successful onboarding of 15 Gold SPEC certified MSMEs in Phase 1, the second phase aspires to expand the capacity and network-building efforts to the provincial level.
The launch event was attended by 34 participants, comprising 13 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including 12 Women-Owned Businesses, 5 government officials, as well as leaders of international organizations and associations. Details regarding the various ways stakeholders could engage in the initiative were provided.