EU partially withdraws Cambodia’s access to the EU market

EU partially withdraws Cambodia’s access to the EU market

ARTICLE · By Timber Trade Federation · 10 Aug 2020

The European Commission has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme, taking effect on 12 August.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, said ‘the duration, scale and impact of Cambodia’s violations of the rights to political participation and to the freedoms of expression and association left the European Union with no other choice than to partially withdraw trade preferences.

While GSP preference for customs codes in the timber sector are not currently affected, any members who are importing from Cambodia may wish to review their due diligence risk assessments in light of this EU action.

At the moment the withdrawal only applies to the customs codes for clothing and leather goods as listed below.

The codes of the products that have been temporarily withdrawn for Cambodia (KH).

4201 00, 4202, 4203, 4205 00, 4206 00, 6103 41, 6103 43,

6103 49, 6105, 6107, 6109, 6115 10, 6115 21, 6115 22,

6115 29, 6115 95, 6115 96, 6115 99, 6203 41, 6203 43,

6203 49, 6205, 6207, 6211 32, 6211 33, 6211 39, 6211 42,

6211 43, 6211 49, 6212, 6403 19, 6403 20, 6403 40, 6403 51,

6403 59, 6403 91, 6403 99, 6405, 6406’

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