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EU to end privileges on some Cambodia exports: lawmaker

Decision due Wednesday could hurt nation's $9.5bn apparel sector

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's human rights record has been criticized by the European Union, which is set to announce its decision Wednesday on removing trade privileges on some Cambodian exports. (Nikkei montage/Reuters)

PHNOM PENH -- The European Union is set to withdraw trade privileges on some Cambodian exports after a yearlong review of the Southeast Asian nation's widely-condemned human rights record, according to a document uploaded to the European Parliament's website.

An official announcement on whether Cambodia will retain its duty-free access to the bloc under the Everything But Arms scheme for least developed countries is due on Wednesday.

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