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Focus on labour rights in Sri Lanka prior to the decision on preferential trade access to the EU market

Focus on labour rights in Sri Lanka prior to the decision on preferential trade access to the EU market
02-05-2017 08:29

Two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) visited Sri Lanka to evaluate respect for labour rights prior to the European Union's decision on granting Sri Lanka the so-called GSP+ preferential trade access. During the visit the government committed to labour rights improvements, such as progress on ongoing cases, allowing trade union access to export processing zones, a revision of the labour law and of the union threshold (currently at 40%), and ensuring that the benefits of the preferential trade status would be shared with the workers.

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