The U.S. must bring down tariffs on imports from Bangladesh, argues former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sanchita B. Saxena in a December 11 New York Times op-ed. She contends: "For improvements in workers’ well-being to have lasting effect, tariffs on exports to the United States, the world’s largest consumer market, must be eased."  Read the op-ed here.

Saxena is the associate director of the Center for South Asia Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She is working on a book about domestic coalitions and policy changes in the garments and textiles industries in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.