Six weeks after customs officers were instructed to properly inspect and officially tax imports, market vendors and their customers say they are feeling the pinch as the price of some imported goods has increased by at least 20 percent. Officials in the hospitality industry are now warning that restaurants and hotels could also feel the effect of the higher prices—if they have not already—as the cost of higher taxes is passed on to the consumer. Luu Meng, president of the Cambodian Hotel Association, said Thursday that the price of imported goods has increased between 15 and 20 percent
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