DFID Boss Highlights Support for Garment Workers, Marginalised Groups
25 February 2019
"...Myanmar’s fast-growing garment export could be hit by losing tariff-free access to the EU market. Brussels is now considering withdrawing Myanmar’s Everything but Arms (EBA) arrangements due to human rights violations in Rakhine and other areas. Doing so will deal a heavy blow to the industry and result in massive layoffs, business groups have warned. The young women workers would also be forced to work in rural poverty or risk being trafficked to Thailand and elsewhere, according to the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)."