Instead of playing the blame game, Cambodia should focus on its next economic phase
The possibility of a partial suspension of the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade access that might target certain industries surfaced in the buzzing aftermath of the EU beginning its review process.
The dust had barely settled when the Cambodian government, revelling in its majority win for a renewed mandate, felt the blow from the European Union over its alleged general election manouvre to oust its opposition.
Will a new EU Parliament show greater maturity in dealing with Cambodia?
EBA status allows the world’s poorest countries to sell any goods tariff-free to EU nations, except weapons. About 48 countries are EBA beneficiaries including Myanmar, Lao PDR, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Timor-Leste.