EuroCham Regrets EU decision on EBA

Following the announcement made by the European Commission in regards to the Everything But Arms (EBA) arrangement, the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in Cambodia has released the below-attached Press Release expressing its regret on the decision taken by the Commission to initiate the formal investigation into a withdrawal of preferences granted to the Kingdom of Cambodia under the EBA arrangement

As the main representative of the large European investment and business community in Cambodia, EuroCham is deeply concerned about the possible negative consequences of this decision on current and future business between the European Union and Cambodia.

The launch of EBA withdrawal investigation by the European Commission is counterproductive to Cambodia’s socio-economic transformation. This decision not only jeopardizes the past and future achievements of this partnership, but also other development initiatives funded by the European Union over the last two decades which have helped to vastly improve the socio-economic status of millions of Cambodians. We regret this decision but vow to continue partnership and engagement with the Royal Government on its business and development goals.

EuroCham will closely monitor the ongoing situation and the investigation process in close collaboration with its National Chambers of France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Benelux, and the Nordic countries, who share its opposition to a premature withdrawal of the preferences 7 years ahead of the original withdrawal date in 2027.

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