Unions Plan Mass Strike Over Possible EU Trade Scheme Removal

The EU is Cambodia's largest export market, with garment exports to the EU alone amounting to about $700 million annually.

Phnom Penh – A prominent unionist has announced a large-scale demonstration if the newly formed government ignores a European Union resolution that threatens to end Cambodia’s tariff-free access to EU markets if the government does not improve the democratic process.

Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) and a former National Election Committee member, said the government must take action to avoid Cambodia’s suspension from the Everything But Arms preferential trade scheme.

“The benefits are for everyone, together…, but we are non-violent. And the only goal is that we want to raise the issue to avoid an economic crisis in Cambodia and keep jobs for the workers,” he said.

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