Asia Program

American Tariffs and Bangladeshi Deaths

Dec 12, 2012

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.

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