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Swaziland – EU threatens preferential access if human rights abuses continue [Registered]

The EU has begun to display the same frustration with the Swazi government’s obstinacy toward democratic reform and backsliding on human rights that compelled the US to drop Swaziland from the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). Since the country’s ejection from AGOA on December 31, 2014, the AGOA-dependent textile industry and other export companies have seen factory closures and job losses that have exacerbated Swaziland’s poor economic performance.…

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