Bangladesh's Trade Perks Suspended After Factory Collapse

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Two months after a factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers in Bangladesh, President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. would suspend its trade benefits over concerns about poor labor conditions in the country's garment industry.

“I have determined … that it is appropriate to suspend Bangladesh's designation … because it has not taken or is not taking steps to afford internationally recognized worker rights to workers in the country,” the president said in proclamation to Congress.

The move came amid strong pressure from Democratic...
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