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News Analysis: GMAC lawsuit opens old wounds for unknown benefits

The decision by the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) to file a lawsuit against the European Commission (EC) has reignited the ongoing struggle between Cambodia and the European Union (EU) to promote bilateral trade and uphold a political agenda. ...

Harrison White and Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769181/news-analysis-gmac-lawsuit-opens-old-wounds-for-unknown-benefits/

Ministry submits rights report to European Commission

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann yesterday said the government has submitted a report to the European Commission detailing efforts made to improve human rights in the Kingdom. The report, submitted on Tuesday, is in response to a 30-page note sent by the EC in March ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50634383/ministry-submits-rights-report-to-european-commission/

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia will not die without preferential EBA agreement

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday reiterated that he would not be overly concerned if Cambodia had its access to the EU’s preferential “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement withdrawn because the Kingdom would not die without it. Hun Sen was speaking to factory workers in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-hun-sen-cambodia-will-not-die-without-preferential-eba-agreement

EBA fact-finding team to arrive in upcoming weeks: EU Ambassador

A fact-finding mission sent by the European Union will arrive in Cambodia late this month or early April, European Union Ambassador George Edgar announced this week. During a meeting Tuesday, the EU Ambassador told Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak that an EU delegation is scheduled ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50584565/eba-fact-finding-team-to-arrive-in-upcoming-weeks-eu-ambassador/

Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-trade-deal-eu-questioned-poll

The European Commission backs up EU’s demands

The European Commission (EC) has reiterated the European Union’s (EU) demand for the immediate release of opposition leader Kem Sokha and called on Cambodia to take the necessary measures to ensure that the court-dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) be swiftly reversed. ...

Mech Dara and Vong Sokheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/european-commission-backs-eus-demands

Government sends delegation to EU over preferential trade scheme

Officials from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) have embarked on a two-week mission to the European Union (EU) seeking to have the Kingdom’s tax-free trading preferences with the economic bloc extended, according to a press release on Thursday. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-sends-delegation-eu-over-preferential-trade-scheme

Cambodia’s citric acid exports prompt investigation in Europe

The European Commission has announced it is investigating the potential laundering of Chinese shipments of citric acid through Cambodia, allowing Chinese manufacturers to flout export restrictions. The European Commission (EC) imposed duties on Chinese citric acid in early 2015 after determining that the chemical was being ...

Robin Spiess and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodias-citric-acid-exports-prompt-investigation-europe

Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners

Human rights groups in Cambodia fear a new south-east Asian declaration of human rights could conversely offer the government in Phnom Penh a figleaf to clamp down on dissent. Cambodia signed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) human rights declaration on Sunday, two days ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/23/asean-declaration-cambodia-flout-human-rights

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