The decline is largely blamed on prolonged Covid-19 disruptions that have kept some countries from fully lifting restrictions and heightened oil prices, among others.
The annual festival, originally scheduled to take place from Nov 7-9, was cancelled during a Council of Ministers meeting on Sept 9.
Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Beijing, on Aug 3, to support the setting up of the RCEP office in Cambodia.
Longan is set to be the third fresh Cambodian fruit to be officially exported directly to the Chinese market, after bananas and mangoes.
Lured by the promise of a high-paying job abroad, countless Vietnamese people have gone to Cambodia to work and become victims of international human trafficking.
The amount of tobacco exported rose by 100 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The Pepper and Spices Federation president said the industry is coping with a downtrend in global demand for peppercorn, which is credited to the prolonged spread of Covid-19.
The education minister cited the need to ensure the quality of student's education and fill gaps in their learning.
The victims – 35 Vietnamese males and five females – told the police that they were lured to Cambodia to work, with the promise of "easy work, high salary".
A casino supervisor and staff members have been detained for questioning following the incident, which saw the more than 40 employees swim across the Chrey Thom River to Vietnam.