H&M reassess strategy amid EBA withdrawal

Publication date 19 February 2020 | 22:48 | ICT

Swedish fashion giant H&M Group said they were evaluating how the EU’s decision to withdraw one-fifth of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) scheme would impact their business and production strategy in Cambodia.

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  • PM: Economic growth hampered by Covid-19

    Publication date 18 February 2020 | 22:31 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that the Kingdom’s projected economic growth of 6.5 per cent will be hit hard by the Coronavirus outbreak, and not because of the EU’s partial withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA

  • GMAC: Pulling rug from under workers’ feet not way to proceed

    Publication date 17 February 2020 | 22:38 | ICT

    The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has expressed disappointment at the European Commission’s (EC’s) recent decision to suspended one-fifth of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme awarded to Cambodia.

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  • Private sector, unions ‘regret’ EBA decision

    Publication date 16 February 2020 | 22:30 | ICT

    The private sector and workers associations have expressed disappointment at the EU’s recent decision to partially withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme awarded to Cambodia.

  • PM issues human rights circular

    Publication date 14 February 2020 | 00:53 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday issued a circular urging officials at all levels to work more closely with the Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) to protect human rights in Cambodia.

  • Sokha’s lawyers allege irregularities, walk out

    Publication date 14 February 2020 | 00:39 | ICT

    The four defence lawyers for Kem Sokha on Thursday walked out of the courtroom to express frustration with the trial chamber that they said had refused to let them respond to the prosecutor and government lawyers.

  • Ministry: EBA decision ‘politically driven’

    Publication date 14 February 2020 | 00:16 | ICT

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has reacted to the European Commission’s (EC) decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, saying it did not reflect the reality in Cambodia.

  • EU partially withdraws EBA

    Publication date 13 February 2020 | 00:23 | ICT

    The EU Commission on Wednesday announced the partial withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, citing a serious and systematic violation by Cambodia of principles in the four core human and labour rights.

  • Sokha case sees ‘new evidence’

    Publication date 13 February 2020 | 00:05 | ICT

    Lawyers for Supreme Court-dissolved former Cambodia National Rescue Party president Kem Sokha claimed in court on Wednesday that the prosecution in his treason case had introduced “new evidence” in the form of unlawful documents to

  • PM: Closure of factories, lay-offs not linked to EBA

    Publication date 11 February 2020 | 23:26 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that any factory closure or mass lay-offs in the upcoming months would not be a consequence of losing the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme.

  • Still no word about EBA but rice likely unaffected

    Publication date 10 February 2020 | 23:11 | ICT

    Officials on Monday said the government had not received an official statement regarding the EU’s potential withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme.