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Tying Cambodia's trade to rights may fall flat

Should trade privileges be tied to political freedoms?

Cambodia has been grappling with this question, now that the European Union has started intensive monitoring of human and labour rights conditions in the country before deciding whether to withdraw the preferential terms for its imports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Tying Cambodia's trade to rights may fall flat'. Print Edition | Subscribe