The Cambodian National Assembly Wednesday approved the Law of Standard of Cambodia, which is expected to standardize the quality of imported and exported goods of the kingdom.
"This law will urge our local enterprises and producers to produce commodities of unified standard," said Ith Prang, secretary of state at the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy.
It will also encourage all manufacturers to compete with each other on equal basis in market, he added.
Under the law, an Institute of Standard of Cambodia (ISC) will be established to help clarify quality standard of imported and exported products.
Meanwhile, anyone who uses illegally the mark of Standard of Cambodia on their products will be sentenced to jail from six days to one month together with a fine from 125 to 500 U.S. dollars.
The law was passed as a way to implement the conditions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which Cambodia entered in 2004.