EU TO HIT CAMBODIA WITH TRADE SANCTIONS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS BREACHES

On 12 February, ajot.com reported that the EU has decided to impose trade sanctions against Cambodia as a result of alleged human rights violations, making good on a year-long threat against imports from the country.  The European Commission, cleared the way for a partial suspension of a policy that lets Cambodia export all goods except weapons duty-free and quota-free to the EU.  The decision would automatically introduce EU tariffs on sugar, travel goods, some footwear and selected garments from Cambodia from 12 August unless Member States or EU Parliament object during the 6-month run-up.  The tariffs would affect around a fifth, or €1 billion, of Cambodia’s annual exports to the EU, according to the Commission.

https://ajot.com/news/europe-hits-cambodia-with-trade-sanctions-over-rights-breaches

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-12/europe-hits-cambodia-with-trade-sanctions-over-rights-breaches

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_229

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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