Chinese businesses operating in the SSEZ buy and sell from one another, meaning that local people do not see any of the wealth they bring to Cambodia.
The SSEZ's recent denial that any company operating there had been fined by the U.S.
A ministry spokesman on Thursday told The Post that the ministry had sent a team on that day to inspect SSEZ and present their findings.
Two of the products in question - food powder and steel tubes - are not produced at SSEZ. Amino acids haven't been produced since 2017.
Sadeqi Golmakani added that the export growth from SSEZ takes place within the framework of resistance economy policies and absorbing foreign investment, so that volume of exporting goods in the year of 1395 (Iranian calendar year) in comparison with year 1394 increased 100 percent by weight and value.
Because of its geographical position the SSEZ is a golden gate for export of goods to the Central Asian countries, China, Russia and a connection bridge between important markets of the Central Asia with the Persian Gulf countries, Europe, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tenants that have already been signed up, including sugar refiners Tate & Lyle and Magnesium International, will invest $2-3bn between them, while SSEZ
is confident other manufacturing and industrial enterprises will soon be joining them.
He said that currently 181 companies - of which 148 are Chinese - were based in the SSEZ
and 20,000 workers were employed there.
The 1,113ha SSEZ
has 161 registered factories and registered investment capital of about $918 million.
A report by the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) said there are no independent union representatives present at the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ
) to protect the rights and conditions of workers.
Sokhna was built within the Suez Special Economic Zone (SSEZ
), to the east of Cairo by the Sokhna Port Development Company (SPDC), which was awarded a 25-year management concession.
The possible removal of Cambodia's Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme with the EU will affect some companies, but the 'world is huge', says Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ
) president, Jack Chen.