Dems Seek Trade Action Over Bangladesh Building Collapse

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Following the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that has claimed the lives of more than 400 workers, two senior Democrats on Wednesday urged the White House to consider trade actions to pressure the South Asian nation to improve poor working conditions in the country.

Rep. Sandy Levin, D-Mich., and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., wrote a letter to President Barack Obama requesting the possible withdrawal of Bangladesh's eligibility under the Generalized System of Preferences, which waives duties on goods imported from developing countries. In 2011,...
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