The EU is currently assessing Cambodia’s membership of the scheme following a deterioration in human rights and democratic standards.
In February, the European Commission launched an official process that could see Cambodia being temporarily withdrawn from EBA, due to a dramatic decline in human rights and democratic standards.
Hym Piseth, deputy director of Confirel, said the registration would help bolster sugar production and sales in Europe and elsewhere.
Cambodia tells journalists to present the hive of Chinese investment as ‘a city of miracles’ set to rival a mash-up of Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, and Singapore.
The study found that families receiving remittances saw an average increase in debt of 6 percent.
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.