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cambodia

Our knitwear company is named "Fil", which translates to


"thread" in French.
We offer an assortment of knit tops with a concentration
on fashion forward design, comfortable basics, and luxury
materials. FIl embodies comfort and simplicity without compromising on design and value. The product line encompasses
simplicity and includes luxury stylish staples.
The vision of the company is to offer basic items worldwide
with emphasis on luxury basics. Fil's values lead the way
in which our company operates. We have a focus on strong
leadership, innovative design, passion for products, and
quality of our fabrics.
The corporate office and distribution center are located in
Inglewood, California. This area of southwest los angeles
allows accessibility for our company to be worldwide, as
our classic slouch knit tee will be manufactured and produced in Cambodia.


 
   



 

    




 


 




 








 

  
  

 


















sarah jimenez
professor grace canepa
global sourcing country report
spring 2013

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Cambodia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the

world and also one of the superlative areas for apparel companies to
manufacture in around the globe. Due to cheap labor costs and the high percentage of garments that are successfully exported out of their country
every year, companies in the United States are constantly eager to produce their garments in this country. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate a concentrated version of a global sourcing report for producing
womens knitwear in Cambodia and exporting the products back to the United States. Cambodia is still a developing nation, so despite trade and labor
issues that may pose a roadblock, this report will determine why it is a
suitable choice to source knit tops from.

Iv

country overview

social climate

Cambodia has an unfortunate social climate consisting of


very poor and corrupt conditions with dangerous environnationality cambodian
ethnic groups khmer 90%, vietnamese 5%, chinese 1%, other 4% ments. Poverty has sunken the economy into a deep hole
and while the government and surrounding donors are conlanguages khmer (official) 95%, french, english
stantly working for improvement, much of the corrup-
religions buddhist (official) 96.4%, muslim 2.1%, other 1.5%
population 15,205,539 (july 2013 est.)
tion cannot be fixed. Military, police, and the government
population growth rate 1.687% (2012 est.)
cannot help the money laundering situations involving
birth rate 25.17 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
drugs and narcotics, and the street crime is at an alldeath rate 7.97 deaths/1,000 population (july 2012 est.)
time high due to readily available military weapons and
capital phnom penh 1.519 million (2009)
explosives. There is a recent issue concerning the extensive
major infectious diseases degree of risk very high
upstream dam construction in Laos and Cambodia has reage structure
sorted to arms to settle the dispute over the location of
0-14 years: 31.7% (male 2,428,507/female 2,397,327)
the boundary. Apart from the corrupt social climate, Cam 15-24 years: 21.2% (male 1,597,990/female 1,627,161)
bodias belief in religion and superstition offers diversity
25-54 years: 38.2% (male 2,828,752/female 2,985,226)
in the country of multi-religions. Hierarchy and collectiv 55-64 years: 4.9% (male 287,073/female 464,991)
65 years and over: 3.9% (male 221,356/female 367,156) (2013 est.) ism are very important factors and practices in Cambodian society, and the majority of the population practices
literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Theravist Buddhism. Cambodians believe in putting social
total population: 77.6%
groupings before the needs of the individual, and the coun male: 85.1%
try is a polychronic culture meaning time is flexible, ac female: 70.9% (2008 census)
tions are performed in a high-context manner, and there is
school life expectancy total 10 years (male); 9 (female)
a strong belief in relationships.

economic climate
Cambodias growth has been due to their biggest economic industries such as garments, construction,
agriculture, and tourism. They remain one of the poorest countries in Asia and their economy faces a
long-term development due to poor infrastructure, low education opportunities, endemic corruption,
poor job prospects, and high-income inequality. Their GDP has been rising by 6% each year since 2010. The
success of these industries has recently resulted in Cambodias developing economy, since 2004. About
70% of Cambodias total imports are from the garment industry. It employs over 400,000 people. The
tourism industry has continued to grow rapidly with over 2 million foreigners visiting each year since
2007, and over 3 million in just the last two years.
4 million people live on less than $1.25 per day (approx.). 37% of Cambodian children under 5 are diagnosed with chronic malnutrition. More than half of the population is under the age of 25. The country
lacks education and productive skills, and the government is currently working with donors including
the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the IMF to address Cambodias needs. In 2005, oil and
natural gas deposits were discovered under the countrys territorial waters, presenting a great
opportunity for revenue if commercial extraction becomes possible. Cambodias biggest challenge in the
upcoming decade will be creating an economic environment that can create enough jobs in the private
sector to deal with their demographic imbalance.

GDP PURCHASING POWER

gdp composition by sector

export partners

$36.64 billion (2012 est.)


country comparison to the world: 108
$34.37 billion (2011 est.)
$32.1 billion (2010 est.)
note: data are in 2012 US dollars

agriculture: 34.7%
industry: 24.3%
services: 41% (2012 est.)

US 39.5%, Canada 8.2%, Germany 7.8%, UK 7.5%,


Vietnam 6%, Japan 4.3% (2011)

labor force

$8.84 billion (2012 est.)


country comparison to the world: 105
$8.213 billion (2011 est.)
commodities: petroleum products, cigarettes, gold, construction materials, machinery, motor vehicles, pharmaceutical
products

GDP OFFICIAL EXCHANGE RATE

7.9 million (2011 est.)


country comparison to the world: 61

$14.25 billion (2012 est.)


labor force by occupation
GDP REAL GROWTH RATE

6.6% (2012 est.)


country comparison to the world: 33
7.1% (2011 est.)
6.1% (2010 est.)
gdp per capita

$2,400 (2012 est.)


country comparison to the world: 186
$2,300 (2011 est.)
$2,100 (2010 est.)
note: data are in 2012 US dollars
population below povery line

20% (2012 est.)

agriculture: 55.8%
industry: 16.9%
services: 27.3% (2010 est.)
unemployment rate

0% (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 1
0.3% (2010 est.)
exports

$6.148 billion (2012 est.)


country comparison to the world: 105
$6.155 billion (2011 est.)
commodities: clothing, timber, rubber,
rice, fish, tobacco, footwear

imports

import partners

Thailand 24.6%, Vietnam 20.6%, China 19.9%,


Singapore 7.8%, Hong Kong 6% (2011)
exchange rates

riels (KHR) per US dollar


4,075.4 (2012 est.)
agriculture

rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews,


cassava (manioc), silk

political climate
kingdom of cambodia
government type multiparty democracy under a constitional monarchy

23 provinces and 1 municipality (phnom penh)


independence november 9, 1953 from france
national holiday independence day, novemeber 9
constitution declared september 21, 1993
legal system civil law system, customary law, communist legal theory, common law
suffrage 18 years of age; universal
chief of state king norodom sihamoni
head of government prime minister hun sen
cabinet council of ministers named by the prime minister and appointed by monarch
elections king chosen by royal throne council from all eligible males of royal descent
legislative branch bicameral, consists of the senate and the national assembly
judicial branch supreme council of the magistracy
parties and leaders cambodian peoples party (cpp), cambodian national rescue party (nrp), national united front for an
independent, neutral, peaceful, and cooperative cambodia (funcinpec), nationalist party (np) former norodom ranariddh party
(nrp)
diplomatic representation in the united states ambassador heng hem
diplomatic representation from the united states ambassador william e. todd
flag description only national flag to incorporate an actual building in its design, red and blue bands (cambodian colors)
national symbol angkor wat temple; kouprey (wild ox)
national anthem nokoreach (royal kingdom)
military branches royal cambodian armed forces, royal cambodian army, royal khmer navy, royal cambodian air force

labor & labor laws


Cambodian factory workers face difficult challenges in their daily lives due to the risks their jobs consist of. Women
make up 96% of the workforce, and strikes often pose a hurdle for business and production. Short-term contracts, working overtime, living conditions, and cost of living are the main reasons why the factory workers strike. Workers will
work a day and a half straight just to earn a few more dollars, resulting in poor health and fainting. In 2011 alone over
2400 workers fainted and were taken to hospitals, and unions state that many more go unrecorded. The fainting is said
to be due to glue, fumes, or chemical processes, but most of these incidences happened in well-ventilated areas. These
women suffer from malnutrition, and the lunch the women receive daily is scientifically analyzed and proven that the
meal contains 100-150 calories under the necessary calorie intake for an 110-pound woman to survive. Government officials
have been forced to admit that the fainting is related to insufficient wages and it results in poor nutrition and little
rest. These issues have caused the workers to perform mass-strikes from various apparel factories, which stops all
business. The solution is to increase wages for these women so they are no longer forced to work long hours struggling
to provide for their families.

unions and associations


The state of the textile and apparel industry is not held
to a high standard at the moment. Conditions are not up to
par in every factory, workers are constantly on strike, and
minimum wage is posing a huge threat and issue for companies
producing in this country. There are many hard working unions
and organizations that are assisting in the bettering of factory workers lives, which in turn result in better products
coming out of the factories. There are many labor associations and unions along with the government that have a goal
to improve the apparel factory working conditions.
Better Factories Cambodia started in 2001, following the
agreement signed between the U.S. and Cambodia. BFC works
with over 400 factories and employs over 40,000 workers,
meanwhile on the road to advancement to help raise the
countrys overall economic growth. Another initiative named
No more excuses by a group called Labour behind the Label
is currently working in Cambodia and demanding that companies provide a living salary for the factory workers. Companies and brands are also being advised to connect with local
unions and suppliers to sort out living wage demands and
increasing minimum wage for these factory-working women.
(Example- raising the wage $61USD to $131USD).

textile and apparel associations

the free trade union (ftu)


cambodian confederation of unions (ccu)
coalition of cambodian apparel workers democratic union (ccawdu)
the garment manufacturers association in cambodia (gmac)
clean clothes campaign (ccc)
national employment agency (nea)

trade agreements & laws

Cambodia is a member of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It is the 148th member of the world trade

organization (wto).
Free trade agreements with Australia, new Zealand, Canada, china, india, eu, japan, korea, Russia, us, and Pakistan under the association of southeast Asian

nations and regional institutions.


Asean china third biggest free trade area in the world. Asean and peoples republic of china agreed on agriculture, info and communication technology, human

development, development of the Mekong basin, foreign direct investment, foreign trade, energy, international transport, culture, public health, tourism, and the
environment. It includes 30% of the worlds population with two trillion gdp.
asean united states agreed on the international trade and investment framework agreement in august 2006 which intensifies economic ties.
asean japan signed the japan trade exhaustive economic partnership in 2008 continuing to be important foreign trade partners.
asean russia russia business forum and the asean trade, business, and foreign direct investment summit agreed on total bilateral trade.
asean south korea created a framework agreement on economic and international trade cooperation signed in 2005 and enforced in 2010. it was made for

trade between asean and south korea despite global economic and financial crisis.
asean european union promotes international trade and foreign direct investment between asean and the eu who both signed the trans-regional asean-eu

trade initiatives (treati). the eu is the top export destination of asean economies.
asean australia/ new zealand in 2010 the agreement entered enforcement excluding cambodia, indonesia, and laos pdr. the objective is to create a

trans-pacific free trade zone.


asean canada asean and aceca agreed on industrial and trade cooperation as well as technical cooperation.
asean india asean and india signed the india trade in goods (tig) agreement in 2009 and enforced in 2010. it facilitates the path for creating one of the major free

trade agreements of the world.


asia-europe economic meeting (asem) is an unofficial process of cooperation and communication bringing 27 members of the eu with 19 countries in asia

and the asean secratariat to address political, economic, and cultural topics with the goal of strengthening the economic relations between asia and europe.
headquarters are located in singapore and topics are discussed at the summits of asem.

Cambodia is trying to include trade volume while reducing trade barriers with several other countries worldwide. The us-asean agreement is working on diversifying their relationship with free trade
and expansion. The united states and cambodias trade laws are currently limited to importing garments from Cambodia into the states. Upcoming agreements will be beneficial to the progression of importing and exporting through Cambodia and having them as a viable source to manufacture garments.

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business etiquette

business etiquette
Business etiquette follows formal strategic rules in Cambodia; if unaware or oblivious to these customs then problems will most
likely arise. Southeast Asians are most of the time very introverted people; they will not act out in your face or be overly energetic at a first meeting. You have to understand that their actions are just their ways of life, and to not take any situation
personally. It is first and foremost extremely formal and polite to be invited to a Cambodian home for a meal. If offered this invitation, which is considered lucky and treasured, then the meeting will most likely follow a home cooked meal. Social things will
be discussed at the table during a meal, as it is completely rude to discuss business at that time. When you enter a home for any
reason you must bring a small gift to show thanks and gratitude.
since cambodia is a polychronic culture, meetings tend to be flexible without following any specific schedule or agenda. meetings
will last long enough to satisfactorily cover every issue whether handled altogether or one at a time. the crucial aspect of a
business meeting in cambodia is to develop a trusting relationship with your business partners and ample time should be invested
to get to know them so that both parties become comfortable. arrive to a meeting on time, late arrivals show a lack of respect.
When entering a business meeting, formally bow (place both palms together at your chest) or shake hands (not too firmly), and if
you do not know which then it is safe to just mimic what the local does first. If entering a home or a restaurant you will most
likely have to remove your shoes. Greet the eldest person in the room first, and follow through with the others in order of age
rank or professional seniority. Greet them formerly with the title Lok meaning Mr., and Lok Srey for Mrs. Men do not shake hands
with women, unless the woman initiates the greeting first.
start the meeting with small talk before getting down to business. Eye contact is an important factor to be remembered, as the
Cambodians do not stare or keep direct eye contact for longer than a few seconds. Cambodians respect privacy, and this is a way
to practice that custom for them. Smiling may mean a number of things or emotions, and silence is usually given when disagreement
develops. The most essential part of this etiquette to remember is to always perform everything in order of hierarchy and rank to
respect your elders. Several meetings will be required to arrive at a point that would take a single meeting in a devel- oped country. Cambodian decisions are made slowly and the locals often take advantage of a visi- tors pressing travel schedule to extract
concessions. Arrive prepared for long meetings and come equipped with a mutually agreed upon agenda.

culture

male dominant
dress

men business pants, collared shirt. jackets and ties are not required but recommended. proper grooming is expected.
women ankle length skirts and blouses, or pantsuits. avoid short or tight fitted clothing and sleeveless tops.
jeans are never recommended, but will deem appropriate in more rural areas or casual settings.
greetings

vary based on age and social status, not sex. proper som pah is expected for first meetings (bow with hands held together
as in prayer, and slightly bow your head.)
the higher the hands are held, and the lower the bow, the greater the degree of respect. hands held at the level of the
mouth for addressing a social equal, held in front of the nose for a person of higher social standing (monks), and held at the
chin for a younger/socially inferior person.
greet elders first and remember to smile.
acceptable to shake hands, but som pah beforehand. do not shake too firmly or it will seem aggressive, and do not linger for
too long.
communication

verbal communicating is non-confrontational and indirect, yes does not always mean yes, as for no.
pay attention to body language and facial expressions since cambodians will most likely always just tell you what you
want to hear.
an intermediary is often used to address a conflict, and the two parties can meet after the situation is resolved.
cambodians have different types of smiles, the two that are mostly received indicate pleasure or embarrassment. this is why
foreigners may have difficulty understanding a laugh or grin in reaction to receiving bad news. periods of silence are acceptable and expected. always be patient and avoid interrupting or talking over someone.

business cards

titles are important, so it is best to address people by their professional title followed by their surname. begin with lok for
a man, and lok srey for a woman. only use your right hand when handing out a business card, and if given to a person of higher
social standing support your right elbow with the fingers of your left hand. avoid writing on or folding a business card.
space and touch

in a business setting stay at an arms length distance for any sex. physical contact may be inappropriate, especially between
a man and a woman. hand holding and hugging are considered acceptable nonsexual displays of affection. friends of opposite
sex and partners should always be careful, public displays of affection are culturally inappropriate and offensive.
eye contact

the norm is using indirect eye contact, and when interacting with a socially superior elder it is best to follow their lead.
unless first receiving direct eye contact, do not initiate. when men speak to women the women will avoid making direct eye
contact and keep their eyes focused on the ground.
puncuality

timeliness is expected upon arrival, and the view of time varies between the countryside and the city. in the country someone
may be busy and choose to finish the activity later or arrive late to a meeting based on payment. allowances are made and
time can be flexible because of unreliable transportation, weather, health services, etc.
gestures

to beckon someone, hold you hand palm downwards with the fingers pointing towards the ground and move them loosely as
if in a scratching motion. beckoning with the palm upwards is considered rude, as in western style. it is courteous to remove
your shoes before entering a home and required when entering a buddhist temple.
law and order

there is no legal drinking age. severe penalties are given for the possession, acquisition, and trafficking of drugs including mandatory life imprisonment in jail and death.

taboos

it is rude to point directly at someone, to touch somebody on their head or hair, unless it is a small child. never point the soles
of your feet at someone (especially a monk or someone representing buddha).
do not throw things or behave in an aggressive or violent manner.
enter a temple wearing long pants a shirt if you are a man, and women should avoid anything exposing the leg or shoulders.
never use your left hand to give something to someone, and if handing something to a monk or elder, hand it over palm up with
your left hand on your right elbow.
pda is frowned upon and disrespect to the buddhist faith.
many cambodians do not appreciate tourists giving money to beggars, they consider this a reward for laziness,
negotiations

cambodians value relationship building and harmony so avoid conflicts or confrontation.


saving face is vital.
bargaining is expected,
do not get too emotional as it is viewed as a sign of weakness.
cambodians will avoid saying no when answering questions.
most vendors charge foreigners several hundred times the cost of an item, but will give you a fair price after some bargaining.
a good rule to go by is to try and pay half of two thirds the price quoted.
gift giving

very simple gifts are sometimes exchanged after a first meeting, flowers or fruit baskets are common.
if you are invited to a cambodian home it is appropriate to bring sweets, pastries, or good quality fruit- nothing too elaborate.
gifts should be wrapped (not in white because it is a sign of death) and presented with the right hand only. if gifts are large
they may be given with both hands.

 
 
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mostly only served in top rated areas of major cities and
hotels or restaurants. beer is the common choice for alcoholic
drinks, and cambodians usually drink due to the heat and humidity in the climate. tea is the most common drink along with soft
drinks and bottled water. tap water is ill advised and unacceptable to drink due to severe health risks. stick to bottled
water and if asking for ice cubes learn to pronounce som teuk
koh meaning ice cubes please. tea and bottled water is served
at meetings, and toasts are expected at successful meetings
or bars. the local wine is generally spoken rice wine. it is rude
to decline an invite to a gathering in a minority village. There is
still minor taboos against women drinking and smoking, although
having one drink at a social gathering is acceptable. Avoid showing off any type of wealth, and keep expenses discreet. cambodians are impressed and pleased with more sincere actions and
gestures regarding extravagance and money.

cambodians take much pride in their dishes and cuisine. it is a key part of their native culture,
and cooking at home is a normalcy. multi course meals are common for lunch and dinner with
seating arrangements similar to business meetings where seating follows hierarchial ranking.
the most common dish consists of fish or seafood, and many spices are included in all cambodian
cuisine. chicken, pork, and beef are also common dishes along with ramen noodles, soups, and rice.
breakfast usually consists of soup, and lunch and dinner include more carbs in their dishes.

ice breakers at a lunch or dinner table may include asking about someones family, home, or business as well as discussing
traveling around their local towns and overall country. you may ask how they are doing or what they would like to eat or
drink. refrain from asking their age. learn to observe their body language since communication is often indirect. learn to read in
between the lines. it is acceptable to use humor and make jokes, but do not be sarcastic since it is often misunderstood. a loss
of respect, face, and business would include a display of negative emotions or acting out in anger or frustration. visitors should
try asking about a topic in different ways if they think they have stumbled upon a problematic issue and need more information
on the subject. remember to be sensitive as far as topics about politics and history. avoid discussing topics about the khmer
rouge and the killing fields which is still very vivid and raw to some cambodians.

vII

sourcing guidelines

Ethical Code

We strive to work with business partners who like our company will conduct business with honesty and integrity.
Discrimination

No person will be subject to discrimination in employment including hiring, salary, benefits, discipline, termination, or on a basis of race, religion,
gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin. We embrace diversity and favor other business partners who share this guideline.
Human Rights

All employees are to be treated with respect and dignity. No person will be subject to sexual, physical, psychological, or verbal harassment
or abuse.
Legal/ Compliance with Laws

Business partners and all employees must adhere to the legal policies of the vendors and suppliers.
Freedom of Association

All employees are allowed to join organizations of their own choice.


Employment Standards

We will only do business with partners who adhere to our standards regarding Child Labor, Forced Labor, Disciplinary Practices, Working
Hours, Wages and Benefits, Freedom of Association, Discrimination, and Healthy and Safety.
Health and Safety

Employers will provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment to prevent accidents and injury.
Working Hours

We will recognize local legal limits and work with business partners who do not exceed them. Employees will be appropriately compensated for overtime hours.
Wages and Benefits

We must recognize that wages are essential to the makeup of an employees basic needs. We as well as our business partners will pay employees at least the required minimum wage and will provide legally mandated benefits. We are committed to ensuring our employees receive
high-quality healthcare and strive for our business partners to provide healthcare to all employees while complying with all applicable
laws and regulations.
Child Labor

There will be a zero tolerance policy employing any person under the age of 16.

Migrant Labor

We must ensure foreign contact workers are treated equally.


Forced Labor

There will be absolutely zero tolerance of forced or involuntary labor, whether bonded, indentured, prison, or otherwise.
Environmental Standards
All vendors must comply will all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We specifically select and work with
those that use higher standards than those enforced locally.
Philanthropy

We are dedicated to giving back and being supportive of other charitable causes and we strive to have our business partners
give back as well.
Community Involvement

We strive to be involved with our local community and strive to have business partners and vendors who give back to their
own communities.
Sustainability

We are aware of our carbon footprint and favor business partners who also take this into their business practices.
Product Quality Assurance

We strive to have 100% quality guarantee in regards to product safety standards and requirements.
Vendor Standards

We only will work with vendors who comply with all of ethic and legal standards.
Disciplinary Practices

We have zero tolerance of any corporal punishment or harassment.


Customs and Security

All business partners must follow US Custom and Border Protections Laws.
Documentation and Inspection

We require all business partners to maintain on file all documentation needed to demonstrate compliance with our standards
and laws.

vIII

manufacturing & production

Hongmei Imp & Exp Co., Ltd.


+0086-0574-87716163
No.13 Bldg-4 Yinchen International No.668 Of
Jingjia Road Ningbo cambodia
hongmei@nbhongmei.com
http://www.nbhongmei.com/
Ningbo hongmei garments is a small business manufacturer based out of Phnom Penh that ensures strict
quality control of their carefully crafted apparel
products. Hongmei produces mens and womens shirts
with categories following under classic, dress, casual,
and uniform. The company was founded in 1993 and our
company believe it is best to work under a smaller
factory for sourcing guideline compliance and less
overall risks in the manufacturing process.
Process- material choosing, pre-shrinking, cutting, all
accessories matching, sewing, moving, inspection
Working together we can ensure complete attention
to detail, precise procedures with improved quality
standards, that guarantee our customers satisfaction.
Carefulness, precision, and professional spirit is the
guarantee of the final products quality.
Monitored by better factories cambodia

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It may be difficult to accept all manufacturers in Cambodia to be able to follow and comply to all of our sourcing
guideline rules. It is possible to find smaller factories that surpass the standard working conditions with reasonable hours and sufficient pay, but that is more difficult to find and requires careful research. These tend not to be
in the major cities but in more remote parts of Cambodia therefore it is difficult to transport products especially
due to the poor infrastructure of the areas. The way of travel in the countryside is mostly on and through dirt
roads that pose as barriers for efficient travel and transportation to the ports. Cambodias economy is slowly
climbing as their government and donors keep donating money and as construction steadily progresses. The apparel
industry is gaining more attention because of workers unions and civil rights activists, so this will continue to help
the opportunity to successfully produce and manufacture in the country. The biggest concern still remains as the
factory workers fight for more pay and less hours to support their families and stay well fed. Our responsibility
is to avoid this at all costs for our company and remain socially responsible for proper working conditions for
these women. Trade unions and agreements are a huge aid in this area of concern, and hopefully these issues will
start to resolve and change in the upcoming decade as the economy continues to rise.

Ix

costing

Target Wholesale/Retail
Price & Margin
Fil
Fabric Sheet

Company Name:
Address:

Phone:
Fax:
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Style #: 0001

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Group Name:

Savannah, GA 31401
901.605.1673
901.323.7170

Classification:
Color Way:
Swatch
Country of OriginTextile typeMaterialWeaveWeight-

the wallis classic tee


retail price $35

Designer Initials

SAJ
Fabric Information

Style # Width

70% viscose, 30% polyester

Date Created:

4/4/13

Size Ranges
1 XS, SM, M, L, XL
Date Modified:

IMPORT CLASSIFICATION

import classification
harmonized tariff schedule (hts code)

this is a mechanism by which international tariffs ARE STANDARDIZED. IN ORDER TO SHIP ITEMS OVERSEAS IT IS REQUIRED TO CLASSIFY
THEM ACCORDING TO THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM. THE FIRST SIX DIGITS ARE THE SAME FOR EVERY COUNTRY WORLDWIDE, AND THE DIGITS BEYOND
THAT LEVEL IS INDIVIDUAL TO EACH COUNTRY ALONG WITH DIFFERENT RULES FOR CLASSIFICATION. THE DESCRIPTION AND CODING SYSTEM OF GLOBAL TARIFFS IS AN INTERNATIONALLY STANDARDIZED SYSTEM OF NAMES AND NUMBERS FOR CLASSIFYING PRODUCTS. IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS
GLOBALLY MUST CLASSIFY ALL GOODS MOVED ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BORDERS USING THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF THE COUNTRY OF IMPORT.
EVERY ITEM SOLD MUST BE ASSIGNED A CODE ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOMS TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE COUNTRY FROM WHICH YOU ARE SELLING.
THE HTSUS IS ORGANIZED INTO 22 SECTIONS AND 99 CHAPTERS WHERE APPAREL IS DESCRIBED IN THE 60S. IT IS ACCOMPANIED WITH GENERAL
RULES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES.
our company will be importing knitwear tops from cambodia into the united states. in order to do this each product leaving the
country to be imported back to the states needs to follow the classification system of a harmonized tariff schedule code. for
knit tops containing cotton and polyester the code will be as follows: 6206.30.00 (cotton) and 6206.40.00 (man-made.). these
products require a 10% tax added to the value. The United States is the largest overseas market for Cambodian goods, mostly
in textiles and apparel. Cambodia and other neighboring non developed countries are insisting the United States to grant their
garment exports preferential treatment.
cambodia hts code - 6206

XI

logistics & transportation

phnom penh port


we have chosen to ship our products through a sea freight service through the main port in cambodia. the port our company
has chosen is in the capital city of phnom penh. the port is located directly in the mid-southern central part of the country where 80% of the garment factories are positioned. it is cambodias traditional river port accessible to ships from the
south china sea. the ships move from the sap river that is directly connected to phnom penh and junctioned with the mekong
river about 3-4 kilometers away. the exports move through the river that is shared with the bordering country of vietnam.
vessels and boats can pass through this channel without any difficulty on favorable tides. there are 3 ports of call in the
country until arrival in phnom penh. the port works with around 150 ships yearly.
the port was first founded in 1434 as the khmer empires capital, and abandoned several times afterwards until the japanese emigrated over in the 1600s and reestablished the port. king norodom I declared phnom penh the permanent capital in
1865 and in the mid 19th century the port was primarily used as a processing center for manufacturers of textiles, machines,
rice mills, and pharmaceuticals. many improvements were made at this time such as filling in lakes, building roads, and extending the canal system. the french established the port in 1905 and the concrete pier was built in 1952. the pol pot regime
closed the port from 1975-1979, as well as the khmer rouge taking over in 1975. two piers were restored in 1980 and in 1995
the floating terminals became equipped with fresh water supply and lighting.
the main cargo port consists of two main ports. port no. 1 has a 184 meter long pier made of concrete, and three pontoons
for ship vessels. there are 12 depots that carry almost 6,000 tons of storage capacity. port no. 2 consists of two steel
pontoons that is about 1 kilometer south of port no. 1. this port is more susceptible to traffic due to the long narrow bridges and unpredictable water levels underneath them. the main port (no. 1) has an estimated yearly capacity of 150,000 tons
that has already been exceeded. a japanese grant has recently been arranged to rebuild the port. improvements are set to
improve the annual capacity by approx. 556,000 tons. port no. 2 will also be rebuilt, but instead from world bank credit.

freight
cam freight services
this company offers air, sea, and land transport services as well as project handling. it was established in 1999 and offers total logistics as well as nvocc.
email camfreight-ceo@camfreight.com; info@camfreight.com
head office Villa No 85c , 313 Street Beoung Kak 2 Ward, Toul Kork Dist, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
telephone (855-23)-883 901/ 902
fax (855-23)-889 888
website www.camfreight.com

shipping
origin phnom penh
destination california
shipment type 20 ft. container (571 cm x 234 cm)
estimated days of transit 34 days
service type port to door
price $8,243.55

*3 star rating
our products will move from the phnom penh port with few ports of call on the way to california such as hong kong or singapore. estmated time travel is up to five weeks with hopes of no losses or obstructions. a united states customs broker will be
used to settle any disputes and evaluate all imported products at the port of entrance which would be priced around $150.00.

port statistics
Actual and Estimated Number of Containers 2005 - 2013

Ships Movement 2005 - 2010

Environmental Issue & POLICY


Concerning to environmental protection in the port area, PPAP has already created a proper system for truck operation aiming to reduce negative impact to air,
noise and traffic congestion in port area as well as in the city. Moreover, PPAP also took some actions to reduce solid waste from port and ship as well. In line
with our Mission to create sound economic growth through maritime commerce and related development, Phnom Penh Autonomous Port wants to ensure the sustainable development of the port by making efforts to foster the growth and to protect the environment by minimizing the environmental impact on air, land, water,
traffic congestion and noise from port activities.

port street map

concentrated satellite map (zoom)

port satellite map

country area map

port's facilities and info


-Container Terminal Length 400m Depth -8,30m Berths 03
-General Cargo: Length 640m Depth -7,50m Berths 05
-Passenger Terminal: Length 290m Depth -8,50m Berths 02
OIL PORT

-Sokimex : Length 200m Depth -9,20m Berths 01


-Pontoon : Length 110m Depth -6,50m Berths 01
-Stone Wharf : length 53 m Depth -4,20m Berths 01
YARDS

-New Container terminal 64,000m


-Full Container Yard 35,000 m
-Empty Container Yard 75,000m
location phnom penh
name port of phnom penh
local port phnom penh autonomous port
port authority port authority of phnom penh
address #2, Baksei Cham Krong St. Sangkat Wat Phnom,

Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


phone + 855-23 427 802
email ppapmpwt@bigpond.com.kh
website www.ppap.com.kh
type river port
size medium
un/locode khpnh

port infrastructure

port Special Economic Zone (sez)

XII

exporting documents

importing documents
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

OMB No. 1651-0050 Exp. 03/31/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

BOND NUMBER (Assigned by CBP)

CUSTOMS BOND

Surety Reference Number:

Activity Name and CBP Regulations


in which conditions codified
Importer or broker ....113.62

1a

Drawback Payments Refunds ...113.65

Custodian of Bonded Merchandise 113.63


(Includes bonded carriers, freight forwarders,
cartmen and lightermen, all classes of
warehouse, container station operators)
-Continuous Bond Only-

10

International Carrier..113.64

11

Instruments of International Traffic... 113.66


-Continuous Bond Only-
Foreign Trade Zone.....113.73
-Continuous Bond Only-
Public Gauger 113.67

12

3a
4
5
6
7

Limit of Liability

Activity
Code
8

14
15

Wool & Fur Products.. 113.68


Labeling Acts Importation
-Single Transaction Only-
Bill of Lading113.69
-Single Transaction Only-

PRINCIPAL
Name and Physical Address (including legal description

16
17

OMB No. 1651-0034 Exp. 03-31-2011


See back of form for Paperwork Reduction Act Notice.
1. APPLICANT'S NAME AND ADDRESS (Principal Office)
(Indicate fictitious name, if applicable)

19 U.S.C. 1641; 19 CFR 111.12

In order to secure payment of any duty, tax or charge and compliance with law or regulation as a result of activity Execution Date
covered by any condition referenced below, we, the below name principal(s) and surety(ies), bind ourselves to the
United States in the amount or amounts, as set forth below.
SECTION I Select Single Transaction OR Continuous Bond (not both) and fill in the applicable blank spaces.
Transaction Date
Port Code
Identification of transaction secured by this bond (e.g., entry number,
SINGLE
TRANSACTION seizure number, etc.)
BOND
CONTINUOUS Effective Date This bond remains in force for one year beginning with the effective date and for each succeeding
annual period, or until terminated. This bond constitutes a separate bond for each period in the
BOND
amounts listed below for liabilities that accrue in each period. The intention to terminate this bond
must be conveyed within the period and manner prescribed in the CBP Regulations.
SECTION II This bond includes the following agreements. Check one box only. (Except 3a may be checked independently or with 3.)
Activity
Code

APPLICATION
FOR
CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE

CBP
USE
ONLY

19 CFR Part 113


Broker Filer Code:

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Activity Name and CBP Regulations


in which conditions codified
Detention of Copyrighted Material
113.70
-Single Transaction Only-
Neutrality .......................... 113.71
-Single Transaction Only-
Court Costs for Condemned Goods
..113.72

2. TYPE OF LICENSE APPLIED FOR


Individual
Corporation

International Trade Commission (ITC)


Exclusion Bond..Part 113 App B
In-Bond Export
Consolidation Bond
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Importer Security Filing (ISF)
..............................Part 113 App D
Marine Terminal Operator
-Continuous Bond Only-

AFFIX SEAL or Check Box

and state of incorporation)

Signature
Check Box
Principal and surety agree that any charge against the bond under any of the listed names is as Mailing Address Requested by the Surety
though it was made by the principal(s). Principal and surety agree that they are bound to the
same extent as if they executed a separate bond covering each set of conditions incorporated
by reference to the CBP regulations into this bond. If the surety fails to appoint an agent under
Title 31, United States Code, Section 9306, surety consents to service on the Clerk of any
United States District Court or the U.S. Court of International Trade, where suit is brought on
this bond. That clerk is to send notice of the service to the surety at:

Partnership

Association
4. HAVE YOU EVER APPLIED FOR A CUSTOMS BROKER'S LICENSE?

3. CBP PORT

NO

YES (Explain in Block 18)

5. HAS THE APPLICANT (OR ANY OFFICER, MEMBER, OR PRINCIPAL 6. IS THE APPLICANT (OR ANY OFFICER, MEMBER OR PRINCIPAL THEREOF
THERE OF AS IDENTIFIED IN BLOCK 22) EVER HAD A LICENSE AS IDENTIFIED IN BLOCK 22) AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE
UNITED STATES?
SUSPENDED, REFUSED, REVOKED, OR CANCELLED?
NO

Limit of Liability

-Single Transaction Only-


Airport Security BondPart 113 App A

By checking the box you agree that you have a


seal in accordance with 19 CFR 113.25
CBP Identification Number:

INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must be United States citizens. Pursuant to the requirements of 19CFR 111.12 (b) the information contained in Blocks
1,2,3,22 and 23 may be released to the public and posted by appropriate electronic means. Submit application in duplicate to the Port Director of the
Port name in Block 3. All additional continuation sheets, if required, and attachments should be in duplicate

NO

YES (Explain in Block 18)

7. DATE OF BIRTH
12. U.S. CITIZENSHIP
NATURAL-BORN

YES (Explain in Block 18)

SECTION I - INDIVIDUALS ONLY


9. SOCIAL SECURITY NO. 10. HOME PHONE NO.
8. BIRTHPLACE (City & State)

11. BUSINESS PHONE NO.

NATURALIZED: Give Date and Place

13. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED, CHARGED, CONVICTED OF OR


FORFEITED COLLATERAL FOR, ANY FELONY, MISDEMEANOR, OR
OTHER VIOLATION?

14. RESIDENCE ADDRESS (If different from Block 1; if same, write "SAME")

(You may omit: 1. traffic violations for which you paid a fine of $250 or less; 2. any
incident which happened before your 16th birthday. All other incidents must be
included, even though the case records were expunged or suppressed under a
rehabilitation program, or you were sentenced under a State statute which provides that
you need not report the incident when applying for employment, a license, etc.)

NO

YES (Explain in Block 18)

15. IN THE LAST 5 YEARS, HAVE YOU, OR A COMPANY OVER WHICH YOU EXCERCISED SOME CONTROL, FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY, BEEN
DECLARED BANKRUPT, BEEN SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN, OR HAD LEGAL JUDGEMENT RENDERED AGAINST YOU FOR A DEBT?
NO

YES (Explain in Block 18)

16. DO YOU PROPOSE TO ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF A CUSTOMS BROKER: (More than one may apply. Explain answers in Block 18.)
(a)

ON YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT? (State name in which business is to be conducted; if trade name, state authority for use
of the name and attach evidence of such authority.)

(b)

AS A MEMBER OF A PARTNERSHIP? (State name of partnership and list names of all the partners.)

(c)

AS AN OFFICER OF AN ASSOCIATION? (State name of the association, the title of the office you hold, and the general nature of your duties.)

(d)

AS AN OFFICER OF A CORPORATION? (State name of the corporation, the title of the office you hold, and the general nature of your duties.)

(e)

AS AN EMPLOYEE? (State name and address of your employer [if different from Block 1; write "SAME"] and the nature of your employment.)

17. LIST THE NAMES, ADDRESSES, AND PHONE NUMBERS OF SIX REFERENCES

SURETY
Name and Physical Address (including legal description

Surety Number

Agent ID Number

18. REMARKS (In responding to questions above, include Block no. If more space is needed continue on blank sheet of paper.)

and state of incorporation)

Signature

Check Box
CBP Form 301 (06/12)

CBP Form 3124 (06/09)

importing documents
OMB No. 1651-0016
Exp. 02-28-2015

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

1. PORT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection



CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

2. DATE

4. NAME OF PERSON COMPLETING CERTIFICATE

(ARTICLES SHIPPED FROM INSULAR POSSESSIONS,


1
EXCEPT PUERTO RICO, TO THE UNITED STATES )

5. NAME OF FIRM

19 CFR 7.3
6. SHIPPERS EXPORT DEC. NO.

7. DATE FILED

9. DESTINATION (Port of)

8. CARRIER (Vessel or Airline)

10. CONSIGNED TO

12.
MARKS AND
NUMBERS

3. CERTIFICATE NO.

11. LOCATION OF CONSIGNEE (City and State)

13.
QUANTITY

14.
DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLES

FOREIGN MATERIALS 2
15.
Description

16.
Value

MATERIALS DESCRIBED IN GENERAL NOTE 3 (a)(iv)(B)(2) 3


19.
18.
17.
Date Imported into Date Incorporated into
Description
Imported Goods
Insular Possession

20. INSULAR POSSESSION WHERE MERCHANDISE WAS PRODUCED OR MANUFACTURED 21. INSULAR POSSESSION OF WHICH MATERIALS ARE THE GROWTH, PRODUCT, OR MANUFACTURE
22. ADDRESS OF SHIPPER

I declare that I am the person named above, acting in the capacity indicated; that the description and other particulars of the
merchandise specified above are correct as set forth in this certificate; that the said merchandise was produced or manufactured in
the insular possession named above, and from the materials grown, produced, or manufactured in the insular possession also named
above, or of the United States, or of both; that if foreign materials were used therein, their description and value are shown above.
23. SIGNATURE OF SHIPPER

VERIFICATION OF
CBP OFFICER

I hereby certify that I have investigated the foregoing 24. DATE


statements and am satisfied that they are correct to
the best of my knowledge and belief.

SEE BACK OF FORM FOR FOOTNOTES AND PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT NOTICE.

25. SIGNATURE OF CBP OFFICER

CBP Form 3229 (06/09)

importing documents
Form Approved OMB No. 1651-0022
EXP. 08-31-2014

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


U.S. Customs and Border Protection

1. Filer Code/Entry No.

ENTRY SUMMARY

TO CBP. (See Option explained CORPORATE SURETY POWER OF ATTORNEY


in Instruction No. 2.)
GRANT
CHANGE to Grant on file
REVOCATION. The below-described
(Instruction
(Instruction No. 3b.)
powers previously granted are hereby
No. 3a.)
revoked. (Instruction No. 3c.)
NAME

GRANTEE:

GRANTOR:

This is ADDRESS
a name
change

7. Entry Date

10. Country of Origin

11. Import Date

12. B/L or AWB No.

13. Manufacturer ID

14. Exporting Country

15. Export Date

17. I.T. Date

18. Missing Docs 19. Foreign Port of Lading

22. Consignee No.

23. Importer No.

25. Ultimate Consignee Name and Address

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

4. Surety No. 5. Bond Type 6. Port Code

9. Mode of Transport

21. Location of Goods/G.O. No.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

3. Summary Date

8. Importing Carrier

16. I.T. No.

1. THIS FORM MUST BE TYPED.


2. DO NOT ALTER THIS FORM.
3. ORIGINAL TO BE SUBMITTED

2. Entry Type

20. U.S. Port of Unlading


24. Reference No.

26. Importer of Record Name and Address

OMB No. 1651-0050 Exp. 03/31/2014

CBP USE ONLY


DATE RECEIVED

City
27.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Line
No.

State

Zip

City

28. Description of Merchandise


29.
30.
31.
A. HTSUS No.
A. Grossweight Net Quantity in
B. ADA/CVD No.
B. Manifest Qty. HTSUS Units

State

33.
A. HTSUS Rate
A. Entered Value B. ADA/CVD Rate
B. CHGS
C. IRC Rate
C. Relationship
D. Visa No.
32.

Zip
34.
Duty and I.R. Tax
Dollars

Cents

This is an
address
change

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER


SURETY COMPANY'S CORPORATE NAME

SURETY NO.

STATE UNDER WHOSE LAWS ORGANIZED AS A SURETY

Port code(s) for CBP port(s) in which authorized to do business and limit on any single oblligation -OR- port(s) being added to the original grant.
LIMIT
LIMIT
LIMIT
LIMIT
LIMIT
LIMIT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT
PORT

Grantor appoints the above-named person (Grantee) as its attorney in fact to sign its name as surety to, and to execute, seal, and acknowledge any bond so as to bind the
surety corporation to the same extent as if done by a regularly elected officer, limited only to the extent shown above as to Customs and Border Protection port and amount on
any single bond obligation. This grant, or change to a grant on file, or revocation, as specified, shall become active on the effective date shown provided the CBP Form 5297 is
received at a port office 5 days before the effective date shown; otherwise the specified actions will be come active at the close of business 5 working days after the date of
receipt at the port office.
In witness whereof, the said Grantor, by Date Attested
Name and Title
Name and Title
virtue of authority conferred by its
Board of Directors, has caused these
presents to be sealed with its corporate Use a facsimile of corporate
seal and attested by any two principal seal, and not impression seal.
Signature:
Signature:
officers.

Distribution: 3 copies

Other Fee Summary for Block 39

35. Total Entered Value

CBP USE ONLY

$
Total Other Fees

CBP Form 5297 (06/08)

$
36. DECLARATION OF IMPORTER OF RECORD (OWNER
OR PURCHASER) OR AUTHORIZED AGENT
I declare that I am the

Importer of record and that the actual owner,

purchaser, or consignee for CBP purposes is as shown above, OR


or purchaser or agent thereof. I further declare that the merchandise

TOTALS

A. LIQ CODE

B. Ascertained Duty

37. Duty

REASON CODE

C. Ascertained Tax

38. Tax

D. Ascertained Other

39. Other

E. Ascertained Total

40. Total

owner
was obtained pursuant to a purchase or agreement to purchase and that the

prices set forth in the invoices are true, OR


was not obtained pursuant to a purchase or agreement to purchase and the statements in the invoices as
to value or price are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I also declare that the statements in the documents herein filed fully disclose to the best
of my knowledge and belief the true prices, values, quantities, rebates, drawbacks, fees, commissions, and royalties and are true and correct, and that all
goods or services provided to the seller of the merchandise either free or at reduced cost are fully disclosed.
I will immediately furnish to the appropriate CBP officer any information showing a different statement of facts.

41. DECLARANT NAME

TITLE

42. Broker/Filer Information (Name, address, phone number)

SIGNATURE

DATE

43. Broker/Importer File No.

Paperwork Reduction Act Notice CBP Form 7501 (06/09)

XIV

conclusion

although Cambodia has clearly had their fair share of economic and industrial problems, this report is a guide to show that
manufacturing and producing our product here will be a successful and efficient process. It is not only an obvious choice for
cheap labor, but also because there are no major disagreement between Cambodia and the united states. The downside of inadequate living wages and society corruption need to be addressed and continue to have efforts made in favor of changing these
issues and lead the country towards positive progress. Donors and government have been making major recent changes to
support Cambodia with money as well as overall aid for the countrys infrastructure. Tourism has boosted the economys gdp
and foreign investments are looking up as an opportunity for a promising future. There is an obvious amount of work to be done
to bring this country to become more developed, but we cannot ignore the fact that there are several efforts happening to
improve Cambodia as a whole. Our company has complete confidence in the fact that we will be able to happily connect with
Cambodia to source our knit tops without any failure or loss.

XV

appendix

culture and society


angkor wat cambodias most popular and visited monument. it is the largest

buddhist temple and largest religious monument worldwide. built in the early
20th century by khmer king suryavarman II and located in siem reap.
dining rice, fish, and bread are cambodias main staples for cuisine. common

ingredients include chili pepper, curry, fish & soy sauce, ginger, tamarind, coconut
milk, and lemon grass. noodles and baguettes are frequently eaten at meals.
the most popular dish is called kway teow made up of a pork broth soup with
rice noodles, green onion, scallions, beef balls, shrimp, lettuce, and pork liver.
sports organized sports are not very prevalent in cambodia because of eco-

nomic conditions, although the most popular would be football. native sports
include traditional boat racing, pradal serey, bokator, and khmer traditional
wrestling.
dance divided into three main categories, khmer classical dance is the stylized

form of performance art first established by the royal courts for entertainment and ceremonial purposes. classical, folk, and social dance make up cambodian dance that are performed in intricate costumes.
music traditional cambodian music dates back to the khmer empire. the two

most popular rural forms of music are called chapei and a yai. lyrics usually
have moral or religious themes, performed with a mix of western and traditional instruments.
internet continues to grow as the world becomes more and more globalized.

internet access is available in most public places and cell phones are popular.
education the cambodian education system is extremely decentralized. edu-

cation is free for the first nine years and improvements have been significant
during recent years. literacy rate is now 77.6% of the population.

health risks & disease


quality of health is poor but continues to progress in recent
years. in 2010 the life expectancy of a male was 60 years, and
65 years for females. health care is provided by both private
and public practices and infant mortality rate has decreased
by 70% in the last 15 years. exploding land mines have injured
and killed thousands since 1970 as the third most landmined
country in the world. unicef has researched this information
and the cambodian mine/ uxo victim information system has
recorded casualities.
aids and hiv is prevalent in cambodia and an area of concern for
disease. dengue fever is a disease spread by mosquitos that can
be contracted at certain times of the year and only in some
parts of cambodia. worms is a disease conracted from a food
borne parasite so it is highly recommended to eat at reputable
restaurants and to practice good hygiene. take caution with
eating street food and cautious of uncooked meat. food and
water borne diseases include salmonella and giardia.
vaccinations are highly recommended but not required for entry
into cambodia. travel immunization regarding malaria, typhoid,
tetanus, hepatitis a & b, cholera, and japanese encephalitis is
advised. proper medication is not guaranteed in the country.
childhood diseases include polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.
these vaccinations should be updated if traveling to cambodia
for volunteer work with children or teaching.

tourism and travel


airports the two major airports are pochentong airport in phnom penh and

siem reap airport in angkor, siem reap; 16 airports in total. some have paved
runways for plane take off and landings and some do not.
visa tourists are able to obtain cambodian visas upon entry into the country,

usually at an airport. passports are necessary for receiving a visa as well


as twenty dollars cash for a tourist fee. extending a visa can do so at the
department of immigration directly opposite to the pochentong airport. for
twenty five dollars you can receive a 30 day extension. validity starts 30
days from the date of issue,
tourists this triple pillar industry is the second greatest source of hard

currency following textiles and apparel. most visitors arrive through siem
reap or phnom penh. destinations include those two major cities as well as
the oceanside sihanoukville where the second biggest port lies and the areas
around kampot and kep. tourists come from various backgrounds such as japanese, chinese, filipino, american, south korean, and french.
foreign relations handled by ministry of foreign affairs

dialing code +855


internet country code .kh
international rankings

world bank 138 out of 183


un development program 139 out of 184
transparency international 164 out of 184
united nations 132 out of 179
global peace index 108 out of 142
world gold council 65 out of 110
world development indicators 127 out of 193

contributing factors

climate
monsoons dominate the climate in cambodia in mostly tropical wet and
dry seasons. the temperature ranges from 70 to 95 degrees fahrenheit.
monsoons bring heavy winds inland from the gulf of thailand and the
indian ocean. the dry season lasts between november and march, the wet
season (heavy rain) lasts from september to october and the dry season
lasts between january and february. flooding can become disastrous.

superstition
superstitions are a key part of cambodian culture, as the county is one
of the most superstitious in all of southeast asia. examples include tiger
whiskers being known for carrying poison, having three or seven people
in a picture is bad luck, plants and trees that grow taller than houses
resemble death and bad luck, finding butterflies and grasshoppers inside
a home resembles good luck, hanging a basket filled with small red toys
and clothing wards off illness to children, and filling containers with
red dyed water (resembling blood) wards off evils called pree-yay.
khmer rouge regime
the khmer rouge started in phnom penh in 1975 led by pol pot and changed
the name of the country to democratic kampuchea. they began to
evacuate cities and forced the entire population to work on projects
in rural areas. temples, libraries, and anything seen as western was
destroyed and the estimated number of people killed during this time was
somewhere between one and three million (two average). this is about a
quarter of the population. this regime began the killing fields and mass
killings history. ethnic groups were targeted and more than half the
cham muslims were killed. thousands of people fled across the border to
thailand during this era. by the late 1960s the chinese in cambodia were
reduced from 425,000 to 61,400 and vietnamese from 250,000 to 56,000. most
victims were ethnic khmer.

geography

tech pack

detail construction and fabric sheet


Page #11

Detail Construction Sheet


Company Name:

Fil

Style #:0001

Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Group Name:

Savannah, GA 31401

Knit Tops
Classification:
Fabric Content: 70% viscose, 30% polyester
Colorway:

Phone:

901.605.1673

Fax:

901.323.7170

Fil

Fall 2014
Season:

Detail
Scoop neckline

Short sleeve

Date Created:4/4/13

Date Modified:

Date Released:

Fabric Sheet

Page #03

Company Name:

Fil

Style #: 0001

Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Group Name:

Fil

Knit Tops

Savannah, GA 31401

Classification:

Phone:

901.605.1673

Color Way:

Fax:

901.323.7170

Swatch

Sketch

Fall 2014
Season

Fall 2014

Country of Origin- Cambodia


China
Textile typeKnit
Material70% Viscose,30% Poly
WeaveJersey
Weight4oz/yd

Designer Initials

SAJ
Fabric Information

Style # Width

70% viscose, 30% polyester

Date Created:

4/4/13

Size Ranges
1 XS, SM, M, L, XL
Date Modified:

Delivery Date
TBD

Comments

Date Released:

Fall 2014

component and design sheet


Component Sheet

Component Sheet

Fil

Company Name:

Fil

Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah, GA 31401

Company Name:

Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086


Cotton

901.605.1673
901.323.7170
Item- Vendor- Code- Origin
Content
Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086
Cotton
Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086
Cotton
Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086
Cotton

Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086


Cotton

Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086


Cotton

Phone:

901.605.1673

Fax:

901.323.7170
Item- Vendor- Code- Origin

Content

Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086


Cotton
Thread:China-Dongguan Taishan Clothing Co., Ltd. Item No.: WTS086
Cotton

Date Created:4/4/13

Phone:
Fax:

Date Created:4/4/13
Design Sheet

Design Sheet

Fil

Company Name:
Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A


Savannah, GA 31401

Address:

Phone:

901.605.1673

Fax:
Garment Information

901.323.7170

Phone:
Fax:
Garment Information

Group Name:

Fil Fall 2014

Classification:

Knit Tops

Season:

Fall 2014

Fabric Content:

70% viscose, 30% polyester

Fil

Company Name:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A


Savannah, GA 31401
901.605.1673
901.323.7170

Fil Fall 2014

Group Name:
Classification:
Season:
Fabric Content:

Knit Tops
Fall 2014

Description: Slouchy basic scoop neck tee with short sleeves

70% viscose, 30% polyester


Colorway:
Description: Slouchy basic scoop neck tee with short sleeves

Date Created:

Date Created:

Colorway:

Date Modified:
4/4/13

Date Modified:
4/4/13

illustration and label packing sheet


Page#02

Illustration Sheet
Company Name:

Fil

Style#: 0001

Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Group Name:

Phone:
Fax:

Savannah, GA 31401
901.605.1673
901.323.7170

Classification:
Colorway:

Fil

Fall 2014

Knit Tops

Season:

Fall 2014

Sketch:

Designer Initials

SAJ
Fabric Information
Style Width
70% viscose, 30% polyester
Date Created:

Size Ranges
1 XS, SM, M, L, XL

4/4/13

Date Modified:

Delivery Date
TBD

Comments

Date Released:

Page #12

Label/Packing Sheet
Company Name:

Fil

Style #:0001

Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Group Name:

Fil

Savannah, GA 31401
901.605.1673
901.323.7170

Classification:

Knit Tops

Phone:
Fax:
Detail content:
Main Label
COC/Size/Care label
Hangtag

Date Created:4/4/2013

Fall 2014
Season:

Fabric Content:
Colorway: Black

Date Modified:

Date Released:

Fall 2014

spec sheet

Page #12

Spec Sheet
Company Name:

Fil

Style #:0001

Address:

317 W Park Ave, Apt A

Group Name:

Phone:

Savannah, GA 31401
901.605.1673

Classification:
Colorway:

Fax:
Technical Sketch:

Fil

Fall 2014

Knit Tops

Comments:
Date Created:

Fall 2014

901.323.7170
Sketch/Photo:

Code

Season:

Point of Measure
Length
Bust
Sleeve
Waist
Sleeve Opening
4/4/13

Tol. +0.25
0.25
0.25
0.25
0.25
Date Modified:

6
S
22
14
6
14
5
Date Released:

10
M
24
16
7
16
6

12

14
L
26
18
8
18
7

16

18
XL
28
20
9
20
8

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