In February 2019, the European Union launched an 18-month process over whether or not to maintain Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme.
CPP spokesman Sok Eysan responds to a resolution regarding the Everything-but-arms trade status review.
The recent statement by China’s Wang Huning, a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party, that China would find ways to help Cambodia to mitigate the risks deriving from the removal of Everything-but-Arms (EBA), was certainly a welcome piece of news.
Investment in the garment and footwear sector is growing at a slightly slower pace.
In recent weeks, Khmer Times has published several opinion and editorial pieces on Cambodia’s present-day international relations challenges. Those authors were passionate in crying foul over the possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms preferential treatment.
Civil society groups and trade unions call for measures to prevent possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything-but-arms.
Outgoing European Union Ambassador George Edgar says farewell.
Prime Minister Hun Sen responds to criticisms made by political analysts and opponents regarding his leadership.
A fact-finding mission sent by the EU will arrive in Cambodia late this month.
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has renewed criticisms of the European Union for its “double standards” when it comes to dealing with the government.
Kong Korm says the removal of EBA will not improve human rights conditions.
The move to withdraw Everything But Arms trade privileges could jeopardise any possible future long-term efforts by the EU to build local capacities for safeguarding Cambodia’s democracy.
It came as no surprise to many government officials when the European Union launched its six month-long period of intensive monitoring and engagement period, as part of its review of the Kingdom’s Everything-but-arms trade scheme.
Recent news on the EU’s stepped-up process to withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff-free access to European markets for Cambodian exports has drawn comments from both ends of the spectrum.
The Royal Academy of Cambodia says the removal of the EBA would not be fair.
Within the context of looming economic pressures from the European Union and possibly also from the United States, some news analysts and observers have drawn a quick conclusion that Cambodia’s economy is bound to collapse.
The Ministry of Commerce is planning a meeting with public and private actors to discuss the revocation of the European Union’s Everything-but-arms (EBA) deal and to find ways to diminish its impact on the economy, the ministry said in a press release.
The EU is testing Cambodians’ will by threatening to drop EBA, says Hun Manith.
The EU starts monitoring for six months that could lead to the suspension of EBA.
Foreign Affairs Minister meets with Cecilia Malmström to discuss the future of EBA.
Over 30 associations co-sign a letter to the European Commissioner for Trade expressing concern over the potential withdrawal of Cambodia’s preferential trade status under the Everything-but-arms (EBA) scheme.
The Everything But Arms (EBA) initiative is a unilateral preferential treatment offered by the EU to least developed economies with the aim of helping them develop their economy and reduce poverty.
In 2019 the Kingdom’s economy will grow at a rate of 7 percent, according to the nation’s Central Bank, who noted in its latest report that such growth may be weakened by a number of internal and external factors.
It has been a busy year – from the EU announcement that it is considering revoking Cambodia’s Everything-but-arms (EBA) status to the issuance of the country’s first corporate bond, 2018 has been a rollercoaster in terms of trade and business developments.
Prak Sokhonn, the Cambodian Foreign Minister, will meet European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels next month to push forward the Kingdom’s viewpoint on the potential cancellation of the Everything-but-arms (EBA) scheme.
Trade with foreign partners decelerated in 2018, with exports growing by just 4 percent, compared to 19 percent last year.
Chheang Vun, chairman of National Assembly’s commission on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media today met with French National Assembly vice president Sylvain Waserman to discuss about Everything-but-arms scheme.
The Cambodia-EU fight may have wider implications for Cambodia and for the SEA.
The outright election victory of the Cambodian People’s Party, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, has secured political stability and social order in the Kingdom.
A year ago, the European Union offered Cambodia the option of using a unique Harmonised Systems Code (HS Code) for its Jasmine fragrant rice and white rice to differentiate it from other Indica rice, a move that could have saved the nation from the conundrum it now finds itself in.