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EU starts process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union started on Monday an 18-month process to end Cambodia's preferential trade access to the bloc over its record on human and labour rights and democracy.The European Commission, which coordinates trade policy for the 28-member EU, said that its decision would be published in the EU official journal on February 12, triggering a countdown that would run until August 2020.The country benefits from an "Everything but Arms" (EBA) status, which allows the world's poorest countries to sell any goods tariff-free into the EU, except weapons.EU foreign affairs ...

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:51 IST