EU threatens trade action against Myanmar, Cambodia over rights record

The EU will also carry out human rights investigation in Myanmar, says trade chief.

The European Commission has ramped up trade pressure on Myanmar and Cambodia over rule of law and human rights concerns.

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said Friday that both Myanmar and Cambodia risked losing preferential access to the EU market under the bloc’s so-called Everything But Arms arrangement, which permits tariff-free access for all exports except for weapons and ammunition.

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