The EU in October last year announced it would begin a formal procedure to withdraw its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences from Cambodia in response to the Kingdom’s perceived lack of commitment to improve its current human and political rights situation.
Early last month, the EU kicked off a six-month period of intensive monitoring and engagement that could result in the temporary suspension of the Kingdom’s duty- and quota-free access to the EU market. The EBA withdrawal process will take 18 months to be completed.
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