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EU eyes trade action over rights abuses in Cambodia

The European Union is launching action that could see it suspend Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market over the deterioration of human rights and the rule of law in the country. Keep reading ...

Cambodia Faces Next Trade-Sanctions Move by the European Union

The European Union moved closer to imposing trade sanctions against Cambodia as a result of alleged human-rights violations in the country. The European Commission in Brussels has asked EU national governments to give the green light by Jan. 29 for suspending a policy that lets ...

Germany, EU roll out funding to accelerate lower Mekong projects

Germany and the EU continue to grant new funding, worth €8.92 million ($10.15 million), to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to enhance the Mekong cross-border water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, said an MRC press release The Post ...

HRW to EU: End migrant abuse

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union (EU) to renew efforts to eliminate forced labour and other abusive treatment within the Thai fishing industry, noting that a large number of workers were from Cambodia and Myanmar. Keep reading ...

Completion date set for EU dangerous goods training

German International Cooperation (GIZ) says it expects to complete its training project for freight transport and logistics in dangerous goods in more than 80 companies in five Asean countries by the end of this year. With financing from the EU, the “Sustainable Freight and Logistics ...

EU to unveil new strategy on working with CSOs

The European Union will introduce a new strategy to achieve an enabling environment for Myanmar civil society organisations (CSOs) participating in public reforms by June 2018, said officials of EU and CSOs. Pedro Campo Llopis, deputy head of operations of EU in Myanmar, noted that CSOs ...

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ASEAN-EU plans joint statement on climate change

Senior officials from ASEAN and the European Union are working on a joint statement on climate change to show their solidarity and commitment to the Paris Agreement.“The doc ument will be finalised soon, and the announcement will be made at the post-ministerial meeting,” said a ...

Deep-sea port needed for delta region to boost logistics

Developing a deep-sea port at the delta region, reforming the customs valuation process and increasing customs’ operating hours are policy recommendations endorsed by an advocacy group. The recommendations are published in the position paper released by the European Chamber of Commerce Myanmar (EuroCham) in June as ...

EU tipped to keep Thai 'yellow card' IUU warning

The government’s efforts to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) are unlikely to satisfy the European Commission (EC) as it is likely to maintain its official warning or so-called “yellow card” on the country, says a source.Keep reading ...

Malaysia, Indonesia to take EU curbs on palm oil to WTO

Malaysia and Indonesia plan to raise the prospect of European Union curbs on the imports of palm oil with the World Trade Organisation, both countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.Keep reading ...

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