Cambodian government approves draft laws on e-commerce and consumer protection

The Cambodian government approved two draft laws, on e-commerce and consumer protection. The e-commerce law aims to promote trade via electronic means and addresses key topics, such as electronic signatures, aiming to boost e-commerce. The law on consumer protection aims to create a level playing field for businesses and protect consumers by reducing unethical and illegal retail and promotional practices. The legislation also aims to empower authorities when conducting crackdowns on counterfeit goods, advertisements that mislead consumers, or products that pose a health risk.