Wednesday, September 16, 2009

UK retailers urge EU caution over Sri Lanka

UK retailers are calling on the European Commission not to penalize Sri Lankan workers or British shoppers in a human rights row.
The British Retail Consortium has warned that a threat to remove special tax-free arrangements for cheap, good-quality clothes imported from Sri Lanka could hit flourishing businesses and jobs in the country and put up customer prices, reported the UK website,

Sri Lanka has until Thursday to deliver to Brussels its response to charges of human rights abuses during the country’s civil war earlier this year. If human rights complaints are upheld by a Commission investigation, Sri Lanka could lose its special trade access to EU markets, the report stated.
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