Customs officers along Cambodia’s border have been instructed to increase their efforts to properly inspect and tax products coming into the country, which has increased the cost of imports and led to a rise in retail prices for a host of goods, government officials, businessmen and economists said. Bou Bunnara, chief of the public relations unit at the General Department of Customs and Excise, said Monday that since early November, the government has been working to enforce customs inspection and taxation in order to cut down on the smuggling of goods into the country, in a bid to increase state
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