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U.S. cuts Bangladesh trade privileges over worker safety

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, June 27, 2013 17:22 EDT
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Bangladeshi rescuers carry garment worker Reshma from the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar on May 10, 2013. Image via AFP.
 
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The United States withdrew trade privileges from Bangladesh Thursday, citing dangerous conditions for workers in the wake of a factory building collapse that killed over 1,100 people.

Multiple recent tragedies in the country’s huge garment sector “have served to highlight some of the serious shortcomings in worker rights and workplace safety standards in Bangladesh,” said US Trade Representative Michael Froman.

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