Traditional fish market in Yangon, Wikimedia Commons

Frontier Myanmar-Oct 11

The news that the European Union is considering revoking trade privileges for Myanmar due to alleged Tatmadaw atrocities in Rakhine State has provoked near-universal condemnation. On a subject as divisive as the Rakhine State conflict, this is no mean feat.  Under the Everything But Arms program – part of the EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences – Myanmar has tariff-free access to the EU market. Since its introduction here in 2013, EBA has been a major boon for Myanmar’s economy, particularly the garment sector.

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First published in: Frontier Myanmar