Entry into Force of the Japan-Cambodia Air Services Agreement
May 26, 2016
1. On May 26, the “Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Cambodia for Air Services” (Japan-Cambodia Air Services Agreement) entered into force accompanying the exchange of diplomatic notes indicating that the Agreement had been approved in accordance with the respective constitutional procedures of Japan and Cambodia.
2. Japan and Cambodia decided to begin formal negotiations on the Japan-Cambodia Air Services Agreement at a Japan-Cambodia Summit Meeting in December 2013 and reached a substantial agreement in June 2014. On January 14, 2015, H.E. Mr. Yuji Kumamaru, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Cambodia, and H.E. Mr. Mao Havannall, Secretary of State, State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia, signed the Agreement in Cambodia, and it was subsequently approved by the National Diet in Japan on April 15, 2016.
3. With the aim of establishing a legal framework making it possible to open scheduled airline routes and stably operate scheduled flights between Japan and Cambodia, this Agreement mutually grants both sides the right to operate scheduled flights, and prescribes matters such as exemption from customs duties, basic principles for determining capacity, procedures for deciding tariffs, and ensuring of measures for aviation safety and security. It is anticipated that this Agreement will allow for the stable operation of scheduled flights between Japan and Cambodia, and will further promote people-to-people and economic exchanges.