Everything But Arms: EU close to suspending Cambodia’s trade preferences

The EU slammed the government for the dire human rights situation in the Southeast Asian country, giving it a one-month deadline to respond to a preliminary report on suspending trade preferences before deciding whether to go ahead with the plan. Brussels has warned Phnom Penh it would suspend the trade benefits over a crackdown on the opposition, the media and non-governmental organizations by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the country’s strongman, who has ruled Cambodia for more than 34 years. …

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