Cambodia PM says EU holding country ‘hostage’ with tariff threats

In October, the European Union threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen blasted the European Union on Saturday, January 12, for holding the country “hostage” with threats to axe trade preferences after it held elections with no credible opposition.

The EU threatened in October to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector, the largest formal employer.

In full: https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/220829-cambodia-hun-sen-eu-holding-country-hostage-tariff-threats

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