CAMBODIA will ask the United States government to drop duties on Cambodian garment exports when representatives of the two countries meet in Washington on Saturday to mark a decade of bilateral trade, Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) President Ath Thorn said Monday. The Cambodian delegation, which leaves today, will be led by Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh and include garment sector representatives. Bilateral trade dropped 22 percent year on year to US$1.54 billion in the first nine months of 2009, US census bureau figures showed.
In Brief: Govt seeks end to duties
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