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Mar 14, 2016

Registered Companies have until 31 March 2016 to Re-Register Online

By Steve Goddard

Recently, the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia (MOC) introduced a significant change for business through a newly automated online business registration system. This online system provides easy access and transparency for both local and foreign investors by streamlining the incorporation process.

All companies incorporated in Cambodia must re-register through the automated system. Failure of a company to do so by the date(s) referred to below may carry adverse consequences for such company.

The new online system is the subject of two parkas (regulations):

  • Under Prakas No. 299 on Business Registration through Automated System, all newly incorporated companies in Cambodia are obligated to upload all relevant documents that are required by the MOC onto the online system.
  • Under Prakas No.300 on Commercial Re-registration Online, the MOC requires that existing companies in Cambodia complete their re-registrations online by 31 March 2016. If a company fails to re-register within this period, it must re-reserve its company name and complete its re-registration no later than 30 June 2016. In this case, the company will be subject to pay the same official fees as those payable for registering a new company. Failure to re-register before 30 June 2016 may lead to the company incurring further fines in accordance with the relevant laws. It is unclear whether in such a case, the company can re-reserve its name and the potential liabilities for a company in such a case are not made clear by Prakas No. 300.

Should you require our assistance with respect to the above or have any other queries, please feel free to contact us.

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