- Published: Thursday, 31 October 2019 16:10
There aren’t many in Cambodia who can lay claim to never having purchased a bootlegged CD or DVD in their time. Counterfeit products have long been an unremarkable element of daily life here. But now, thanks to the growth of Cambodia’s economy and the resulting expansion in the number of products now available on the market that are susceptible to counterfeiting, the extent of the phenomenon has exploded alongside the range of goods being imitated. It is now so severe say officials, that the governments of Cambodia and Thailand took the first public steps in September to jointly address the issue.