Press release: Cambodia loses duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns

On 12 August 2020, the European Commission issued a press release over its decision on the partial withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) from Cambodia. Some of Cambodia’s typical export products such as garments, footwear and​ travel goods are subject to the European Union’s customs duties. The EU’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s duty-free quota-free access to the EU market is now effective. The preferential treatment enjoyed by Cambodia under “Everything But Arms” (EBA) – the EU’s trade arrangement for Least Developed Countries – is now temporarily lifted due to serious and systematic concerns related to human rights ascertained in the country. The EU enforces this measure while staying open to engage with Cambodia on the necessary reforms.

European Commission

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