Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?

7 Nov 2019 Ferado

Tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia could be exploited if proposed European Union (EU) trade sanctions cause major fashion brands to downsize their operations in the Southeast Asian nation, labour rights activists are warning.

The garment industry is Cambodia’s largest employer and generates $7bn annually. Still, it faces uncertainty after the EU this year began a process that could see tariffs reintroduced next August

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