Critics say prime minister’s pledge to women, including garment factory workers, driven by fear of losing EU preferential trade agreement.
Cambodian farmers harvest rice in two seasons: the rainy and dry seasons.
Cambodia exported $400 million in garments and textile products to the United States duty-free last year, according to GMAC.
The government has responded by playing down its dependence on EU trade, despite warnings from the industry and workers’ associations.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has called the move to withdraw Cambodia from the Everything But Arms scheme was “has a political motive to drag Cambodia into geopolitical war.”
The EU has given Cambodia one year to improve the situation and engage with the EU to avoid having its privileges removed.
The European Union started an 18-month process that could lead to the suspension of Cambodia's duty-free trade access over its record on human rights and democracy.
Despite U.S. stock market recover, Macy's and American Airlines' revised revenue forecasts for 2018 have sent their stock prices spiraling. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.
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