Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

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Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am

"Phnom Penh (FN), July 15 – In response to a question whether a foreigner can freely work and run business in Cambodia, ministry of labor spokesman Heng Sour stated Monday that a foreigner can invest, run business, and work in the kingdom by following the investment, immigration, and labor laws."

"According to the spokesman, a foreign investor based in Cambodia will have to pay USD 180 per annum on the long-term visa and the other USD 130 on employment book/card. For foreigner who comes to seek employment in Cambodia, they will have to pay an additional of USD 50 per annum on foreign employee quota application. Each foreigner contributes about USD 360 per year to Cambodia’s economy."

"Due to the growing number of foreigners who come to invest in and work in Cambodia, Heng Sour said the ministry is preparing to launch a Prakas (announcement) soon, with the aim to ban foreigners from self-employment on 10 types of jobs, including driving taxi, tuk-tuk, or motor taxi, street vendor, barber, delivery man, and other small exploitations."

"Heng Sour also highlighted that the ministry will also prohibit foreigners from taking up positions as human resources managers or employees in private enterprises."

"According to the Occupational Safety and Health Standard, and to ensure the dignity and quality of service, the ministry’s labor inspectors will also begin to fine any institutions and enterprises that do not have trademark, or list of products or services, or menu (restaurant) in Khmer-language."

http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/e ... 14-42.html
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:07 am

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
Each foreigner contributes about USD 360 per year to Cambodia’s economy.
Sure, but that's just to the Ministry of Labor and Dept of Immigration. There is also tax.
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by A10 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:32 am

Fresh News Asia wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am

In response to a question whether a foreigner can freely work and run business in Cambodia, ministry of labor spokesman Heng Sour stated Monday that a foreigner can invest, run business, and work in the kingdom by following the investment, immigration, and labor laws.

http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/e ... 14-42.html
What laws are these exactly? I have yet to find a straightforward explanation of the laws that need to be followed, along with a clear cut process of obtaining a business license and setting up a Tax ID over here.
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by CamExpat » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:48 am

The proposed prohibition on being employees or working in HR in private enterprise is very odd.

This is typically where you want to bring in outside expertise to help grow private enterprise. (Subject to ensuring they dont displace locals etc.)

That would also exclude virtually every job including english teachers.
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Post by davegorman » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:08 am

No barbers!
Damn. My $10 haircut will be no longer then.
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by Brody » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:22 am

CamExpat wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:48 am
That would also exclude every job including english teachers.
This is how rumors and inaccurate information gets spread.

Either pull your damn head in or show me where it is stated that 'foreigner' native English speaking teachers will be excluded from working in Cambodia.
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by Phnom Poon » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 am

the ministry will also prohibit foreigners from taking up positions as . . . employees in private enterprises.

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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:31 am

Phnom Poon wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 am
the ministry will also prohibit foreigners from taking up positions as . . . employees in private enterprises.
I thought this to be pretty vague.
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by Brody » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:11 am

Phnom Poon wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 am
the ministry will also prohibit foreigners from taking up positions as . . . employees in private enterprises.
Oh, silly me. There it is, right there in black and white.

Foreigners will be prohibited from working as native English speaking teachers in Cambodia. Thanks poon! :thumb:
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Re: Foreigners soon to be banned from certain jobs.

Post by CamExpat » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 am

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:31 am
Phnom Poon wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 am
the ministry will also prohibit foreigners from taking up positions as . . . employees in private enterprises.
I thought this to be pretty vague.
I would guess this is either bad translation or some official starting rumors :D

I can't see this being feasible for Cambodia, English teachers, expats or otherwise.
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