Timing and choosing the right place

Cambodia is your best bet for the US-China trade war!

Monthly export value over


Exporting more than 3,000 containers per month, accounting for 6% of Cambodia's total national export value

MSEZ is committed to assisting businesses to become more profitable in Cambodia. We provide professional design and construction services for factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings to ensure that every project is completed on time and within budget. Whatever you need, MSEZ has the perfect solution to meet your needs.

USA-China Trade War's Impact on Apparel Sourcing 中美貿易戰
On US-China trade

Manufacturers deep in US-China trade war: tariffs threaten industry ecology

Manufacturers collaborate to meet the challenges of trade wars!

The 25 percent tariffs imposed by the U.S. government on some Chinese goods have reportedly caused the cost of the products involved to rise by anywhere from 10 to 20 percent, and the profits of many companies have plummeted as a result. China, in turn, has responded to the U.S. tariff hikes, causing many goods exported to the U.S. to face the same problem. These tariff hikes have already had a huge impact on global supply chains and markets, with many companies being forced to adjust their business and production plans, or having to close or move production bases. In the face of this situation, we need to come together more closely to meet the challenges ahead and find more appropriate solutions to ensure the industry’s sustainability

Why choose the Manhattan Special Economic Zone?

Transportation Hub

Manhattan Special Economic Zone, near National Highway 1, 6 kilometers away from Cambodia-Vietnam border and only 80 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh Port, is the stronghold of cargo transportation between mainland China, Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam and Phnom Penh of Cambodia, which has a superior geographical location and convenient transportation.

Land Price Advantage

Compared to Vietnam's land of US$150-300/sqm, and compared to Cambodia's land of US$50-80/sqm in industrial zones in other areas such as Phnom Penh, Saikang, and Poipet, the price of land in Manhattan Special Economic Zone is discounted by US$10-40/sqm.

Abundant and Experienced Labor Force

As the first special economic zone in Cambodia, it has attracted employees from many neighboring provinces to seek employment, resulting in an oversupply of labor. At the same time, the dynamic balance of 36,000 employees in the area has resulted in the training of a large number of skilled workers in garment, shoe, and lighting industries, as well as clerical staff in warehouse management, accounting, and translation.


In addition to water, electricity, communication, roads, greening, environment, sewage treatment and other infrastructure, there are banks, employee service centers, Chinese restaurants, garden hotels and other high-standard supporting facilities.

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Is Cambodia an ideal location for a factory?

Cambodia is a popular location for manufacturing facilities due to its relatively low labor costs, favorable government policies and trade agreements, and proximity to major markets such as China and the United States. In addition, the country has a large and growing young labor force, as well as a large number of workers experienced in manufacturing. Cambodia is also a member of various trade agreements, such as those of ASEAN, the World Trade Organization and the European Union, which allow duty-free exports to these markets. These factors make it an attractive location to establish an operational manufacturing facility.

In special economic zones, tax relief

In Cambodia, export tax is exempted and imports of machinery and equipment, construction materials, spare parts and raw materials for production are exempted from customs duty and VAT. In addition, corporate income tax can be granted for 6-9 years, and VAT on production equipment, construction materials, etc. is 0%. For industries serving the export market, raw materials are exempt from VAT in the economic zone. These incentives can help companies reduce costs, increase competitiveness and do business better.

No exchange controls

Cambodia does not have strict foreign exchange controls, which makes it relatively easy to move money in and out of the country. This is an important factor for companies wishing to set up production facilities in Cambodia, as it allows them to easily manage their finances and access foreign exchange when needed.

Minimum wage per month: 200 dollars

Cambodia has a relatively low monthly minimum wage of around $200. This could be an attractive factor for companies looking to establish production facilities in the country, as it means labor costs are relatively low. Low labor costs can help companies keep production costs low and increase profitability while remaining competitive in product pricing.

Abundant Manpower

Cambodia has a population of over 16 million with a median age of 27.5 years. The country’s young, educated and relatively low-cost workforce lends itself to outsourcing of labor-intensive manufacturing and assembly operations. Cambodia’s garment and textile industry is the largest employer, followed by tourism and construction. These characteristics make the country an attractive destination for foreign investment.

US Dollar Transactions

Cambodia trades primarily in United States dollars, which is beneficial to companies wishing to establish production facilities in the country. Using the United States dollar as the primary currency for trade helps to reduce currency risk and makes it easier to manage financial transactions. In addition, the use of the dollar allows companies to more easily compare costs and prices with those in other countries.

Low Social Security Rate

Social insurance rates in Cambodia are relatively low, which helps to keep labor costs low for companies wishing to establish production facilities in the country. Social security contributions in Cambodia consist of three main components: pension, health and unemployment. Compared to other countries, employers in Cambodia contribute at a lower rate of about 4-5% of an employee’s salary, which is significantly lower than in other countries.


Yang Kecheng - Group CEO

Yang Kecheng successfully established a factory in Cambodia to produce protective clothing for the international market. He was selected to preside over the development of Cambodia's first Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The duty-free, bonded zone provided commercial, residential and other amenities in addition to processing and export functions. During the initial phase of the SEZ, manufacturers subject to anti-dumping duties were given priority in terms of low prices and goods could be shipped directly to the port in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for export.

In Cambodia, there are a lot of Taiwanese businessmen like Yang Kecheng, President of Mead Medical Group, who worked hard and because of the bright performance of his enterprise, the Cambodian Prime Minister entrusted him with the important task of building the earliest and largest Manhattan Special Economic Zone in Cambodia step by step, completely reversing the industrial structure of Cambodia.
Jammie White
With his previous experience of five production bases in the Philippines and Cambodia's recognition and tax exemption from several countries, Yang Kecheng decided to take over an abandoned factory and managed to revive the old factory and start production in just six months, attracting the attention of Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Michael Johnson
The construction of Manhattan Special Economic Zone has a great impact on the economic and social development of Cambodia. The management makes more contributions to the local social welfare, such as participating in education, poverty alleviation, environmental protection and other social causes. It creates welfare and wealth for local residents.
Julie Kyle

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