GMAC urges EU to restore full EBA rights for Cambodia

Expressing disappointment over the recent European Union (EU) decision to partially suspend the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade programme for Cambodia, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) recently urged the European Commission (EC) to reinstate the country’s full EBA rights. The decision will especially affect women workers, it said.

“We urge the EC and members of the European Parliament to reconsider their decision by taking into account the values and goals that the programme was based on when it was put in place nearly 20 years ago: development assistance, poverty reduction and the dignity of employment,” a statement by GMAC said.

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