EU trade sanctions on Cambodia - heavy toll on garment workers


In this file photo taken on Dec 16, 2019, garment factory workers are seen standing in a truck, which they use to commute to and from work, in Kampong Speu province. - AFP

BRUSSELS, Aug 15, 2020 (AFP): The European Union reimposed customs duties on many of Cambodia's exports this week, suspending its trade arrangement over concerns about human rights.

Trade commissioner Phil Hogan stressed that while Brussels stands by Cambodia in battling the coronavirus, "Our continued support does not diminish the urgent need for Cambodia to respect human rights and labour rights."

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