Cambodia to be hit by more EU tariffs after ignoring concerns over human rights

After “severe and systematic” violations of human and labour rights, the EU is to ‘tax’ more Cambodian exports – a blow to the country’s forwarders and its apparel industry.

From 12 August, tariffs will be applied to 20% of Cambodia’s exports to the EU, representing around $1.3bn of goods previously duty-free. The EU receives nearly half of Cambodia’s exports.

The move was announced after a year-long investigation into Cambodia’s “severe and systematic” violations of human and labour rights.

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