Wives of Detained Cambodian Opposition Activists Appeal to EU For Help

The wives of detained members of Cambodia’s banned opposition party met with European Union embassy officials Monday to appeal for help in freeing their husbands, as a ruling party spokesman shrugged off a looming EU threat to slap tariffs on around one-fifth of Cambodian exports to the bloc.

The banning of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in November 2017 was a major factor behind the EU’s decision to suspend tariff-free access to its market under the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme for some 20 percent of Cambodia’s exports.

Tariffs on the country’s key garment exports will kick in on Aug. 12, unless it is overturned by the bloc’s governments or its parliament.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/wives-08102020201949.html

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