When setting up a business in Cambodia, it is your responsibility to have all the correct licences and permits from the relevant ministries.
For example, if you want to set up a restaurant business then you will first need register the business then apply for a tourism licence, a permit/letter from Ministry of Health, a permit/letter from the Fire department plus maybe other licences which are relevant to your business. The cost of these licences depend on how big the business. There are many types of licences and permits, so finding out what you need is important before opening your business.
Businesses which are in the agricultural sector need special licences and permits, and these licences//permits will cost you thousands of dollars to obtain.
Import and export licences are especially needed for larger businesses, and along with the licences you will need special permits in some cases. For example, importing and exporting medicines/drugs require a special licence from the ministry of health and it can be very difficult to obtain and nearly impossible as a foreigner.
Importing and exporting garments need a special permit called the “Certificate of Origin” before you can export. Importing and exporting jewelry and silver require special permit letters.
Basically, there are hundreds of different types of letters and permits required for all the different types of businesses
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