Cambodia: Procedures for e-commerce licence or permit; e-commerce service providers and exemptions
Cambodia: Procedures for e-commerce licence or permit
Guidance (sub-decree No.134 dated 27 August 2020) addresses rules and procedures for grants of e-commerce licences and permits, as well as measures concerning e-commerce services and exemptions.
Under the guidance, certain types of e-commerce services are to be registered with the Ministry of Commerce and must obtain a licence or permit to operate e-commerce activities in Cambodia or to offer services from abroad to persons in Cambodia (and vice a versa).
A licence for e-commerce is required of legal entities and branches of foreign companies providing any of the following services:
- e-commerce via web services
- e-commerce via platform services
- online marketing services
- online auction on website services
- other similar services provided through computer software or smart devices for the promotion of e-commerce
A permit is required for those conducting e-commerce in Cambodia using social media or electronic systems as a means of supplying or buying goods or services.
A permit for e-commerce is not required for the following activities:
- advertising of goods or services that are not subject to a contract
- booking services that do not require any deposit or payment by customers or users
- sale of goods or services of individual or sole proprietorship with a turnover of less than the turnover limit of a “small taxpayer”
- sale of family-owned or seasonal businesses
- sale of one’s own artwork
- private tutoring
- training or education of the national religion
Read an October 2020 report [PDF 89 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Cambodia
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