Cambodian leader willing to lose EU trade privileges

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says it is more important for his country to maintain its independence and sovereignty than to retain special trading privileges that the European Union has threatened to withdraw.

The EU announced earlier this year that it would begin a monitoring process to decide whether to end duty-free and quota-free imports from Cambodia because of concerns it has a poor record in human and labor rights.

The EU on Nov. 12 completed a preliminary report on its evaluation, giving Cambodia one month to respond. The report is confidential, but it is believed to be critical of Cambodia for failing to improve its rights record.

A decision on whether to withdraw the privileges is supposed to be made by February next year.

You may also interested in

Cambodia deports Chinese accused of operating...

Oct 12, 2017

Cambodia deported dozens of Chinese citizens accused of extorting money from women in their...

Bangladesh, Cambodia leaders meet on Rohingya,...

Dec 4, 2017

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has met with her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, during an...

Former Cambodia opposition leader sued over...

Dec 7, 2017

Lawyer for Cambodia's military files lawsuit against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy after the...

Cambodian court again rejects bail for opposition...

Feb 1, 2018

A court in Cambodia has for the second time denied a request for the release on bail of opposition...

Cambodian genocide documented in victims'...

Mar 2, 2018

An American textile conservationist is training staff at Cambodia's genocide museum to preserve...

Top News

Sign up now!

About Us

VNReporter is built to serve the people of Vietnam exclusive reports that best reflect the happenings and achievements in the country. With the rise in the popularity in online news, readers now demand to read quality news in a more modern and easy to read format.

Subscribe Now!