Mr Lay: Of course we can. Previously, buyers were wary and they used to prepay the amount of pepper they want in order for us to guarantee delivery. This pre-payment is normally done between August and September, just before the harvest.
This year, however, we have not received any prepayments and this is a good sign. The buyers are confident that we will produce enough pepper, both for the domestic and export markets. The market for Kampot pepper seems to be getting bigger every year.