EU revokes trade preferences for Cambodia over human rights concerns

The European Union said Wednesday that duty-free access for Cambodia’s garment and other exports is now partially withdrawn due to the country’s failure to improve its human rights record.

“The EU’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s duty-free quota-free access to the EU market is now effective,” the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said in a statement.

The move affects such typical export products of Cambodia as garments, footwear and travel goods, which will now be subject to general tariffs applicable to any other member of the World Trade Organization.

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