With EBA Status on the Line, Hun Sen Says Cambodia Will Ignore EU’s Recommendations

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday reiterated his stance that the country would not give in to the European Union’s recommendations on human rights and governance simply to preserve the country’s status under the trade bloc’s Everything But Arms (EBA) program.

The EU is currently considering withdrawing Cambodia from the EBA—which gives developing nations tariff-free access to the European markets for all products except arms.

In a Nov. 12 preliminary report, the EU warned Cambodia that it has not taken enough measures to prevent a loss of its special trade privileges, noting the country’s further deterioration of civil, political, labor, social, and cultural rights since the launch of a review process in February.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodia-hun-sen-ignores-eu-12112019165018.html

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