This Royal Kram intends to promulgate the amendments of 32 articles of the Law on Management of Factories and Handicrafts, and this Law’s scope covers all factories and handicrafts throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia, which is subject to the competence, leadership and management of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (“MIH”) (formerly known as the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy (“MIME”)) which shall not affect competence of other relevant ministries-institutions.

Factories and handicrafts which are under the competence, leadership and management of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft includes as follows: (1) food, beverages and tobacco; (2) textiles, garments, and products made from leather; (3) paper products; (4) chemical parts, products from rubber, plastic, except for the petroleum industry and gas; (5) products made from metallic minerals; (6) basic metal; (7) metal processing, machineries, and equipment; (8) others , such as jewelry, decorative sporting goods for children and office materials. 

Establishment of a factory, as stated above in article 3, shall be required to have an prior approval from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft with prior to obtaining approval/registering from/with relevant ministries-institutions and authorities.

The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft shall grant and provide other certificates related to production on  request of the factory owner if it is examined and found necessary. Preparation of all parts in factories shall be done in accordance with the technical manner which is determined by Prakas of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.