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July 9, 2010

COMMENT: Sri Lanka a victim of global garment politics

The Sri Lankan government has failed to understand the serious repercussions of its decision not to accept EU conditions that would have extended the GSP+ duty-free trade scheme for another six months. The country has been caught up in the politics of the global garment industry, asserts David Birnbaum, and the real losers will be workers who desperately need factory jobs.

By Leonie Barrie

The Sri Lankan government has failed to understand the serious repercussions of its decision not to accept EU conditions that would have extended the GSP+ duty-free trade scheme for another six months. The country has been caught up in the politics of the global garment industry, asserts David Birnbaum, and the real losers will be workers who desperately need factory jobs.

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