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Overview

The border is one of ten international crossings points along the borders with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Cambodia and Thailand are planning to open four new border crossings in four provinces as part of a move to increase trade between the two countries. Most goods transfer between Thailand and Cambodia over land via trucks. Cambodia is trying to expand trade with Thailand, the new points will include an international gateway called Anses, connecting Preah Vihear with Thailand’s Ubon Rachathani. Another crossing called Phnom Dei checkpoint will border Cambodia’s Battambang province and Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province. The third gateway is called Thmo Da border crossing between Cambodia’s Pursat province and Trat province of Thailand. The fourth crossing is Chub Koki, connecting Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchey province and Thailand’s Buri Ram province.

A border crossing between Cambodia Lao is remote border crossing at Trapaing Kreal it taking about 40 minute car ride from Stung Treng town, detail information available below.

The border crossing gateways at Anses and Phnom Dei will be completed soon. However, due to COVID19 most of the corridors remain closed truck allow pass and transfer goods at the main corridor such as Poipet etc.

Source:https://www.khmertimeskh.com/58654/cambodia-thailand-to-open-new-border-crossings/#:~:text=The%20six%20border%20crossing%20points,two%20are%20in%20Oddar%20Meanchey.


Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Cambodia: Poipet
Thailand: Aranyaprathet

Province or District

O Chrov District

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Serey Sophone (48 km)

Latitude

13.6598

Longitude

102.5526

Managing Authority / Agency

Provincial Governorate

Contact Person

Mr Chhe Sothea, Chief of Customs Branch in Bantey Meanchey Province

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Siem Reap Airport (135 km)

Truck Travel Time: 2:20 hrs

Car Travel time: 1:30 hrs

Nearest Port

Phnom Toch (Tonle Sap) river port (142 km)

Truck Travel Time: 2:45 hrs

Car Travel time: 1:50 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

A Kak Market (1 km)

Truck Travel Time: 10 minutes

Car Travel time: 5 minutes

Other Information

Fuelling stations or weighting bridges are available

Hours of Operation

Mondays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Tuesdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Thursdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Fridays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Saturdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Sundays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

National Holidays

 

Follow the Government schedule. Schedule as below link.

https://www.officeholidays.com/countries/cambodia/2022

Seasonal Constraints

No seasonal constraints

 

Border Crossing Location and Contact
Name of Border CrossingCambodia: Trapaeng Kreal
Lao: Nong Nok Khiene
Province or DistrictStung Treng
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border CrossingSerey Sophone (48 km)
Latitude13.9212601
Longitude106.0292476
Managing Authority / AgencyProvincial Governorate
Contact PersonHak Vannak custom brand in Trapaeng Kreal border crossing.

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Name: Stung Treng aiport (15 km)

Truck Travel Time: 50 minutes

Car Travel time: 30 minutes

Nearest Port

Name: No port.


Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Name: Stung Treng Market (1.5 km)

Truck Travel Time: 10 minutes

Car Travel time: 5 minutes

Other Information

Fueling stations or weighting bridges are available

Hours of Operation

Mondays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Tuesdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Thursdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Fridays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Saturdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Sundays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

National Holidays

 

Follow the Government schedule. Schedule as below link.

https://www.officeholidays.com/countries/cambodia/2022

Seasonal Constraints

No seasonal constraints

To travel from Sihahouk Ville sea port to Trapaeng Kreal border crossing with Lao, as per map direction, they need to travel from Sihanouk Ville port through National Road no.4 pass Phnom Penh city will take around 7 hours, from Phnom Penh use National Road no.6 by crossing Kampong Cham, Tboung Khmum and Kratie Province to reach Stung Treng where the border crossing is located. Please see the green line in the map.

Daily Capacity

Poipet border crossing point is the busiest trade route where passenger, cart pullers and trucks meet and use to be congested so new border points were being opened prior to Covid.

For Trapaeng Kreal border crossing not the busy border like Poipet. There are some local business exchange activities happened between two countries along border.

Customs Clearance

Border crossing procedures between both countries apply to rules and regulation of each country. In non-conflict times, there is are no major delays in custom clearance procedures if transporter/consignee complete the documentation as described below.

After the Customs Permit and relevant ministries approval are obtained in Phnom Penh, the customs clearance procedure at border crossing are as follows:  

  • Entering the customs declaration
  • Running the customs formalities
  • Request the police cargo release note
  • Request the customs cargo release note

 Documents requirements:

  • Transport Note/Bill Trucking
  • Commercial Invoice or WFP No Charge Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certification of Health
  • Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Others

For more information on customs in Cambodia, please see the following link: 1.3 Cambodia Customs Information.

Other Relevant Information

Trade facilitation had much improved the time of clearance at the border but following COVID-19 border restrictions, Thai trucks are currently not allowed to move out of the dry ports within 10 kms from the border where they get discharged. Monitoring of the situation shall be done regularly.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Cambodia Government Contact List.

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