Myanmar products

Swiss Politics, 25 August 2003

The leading Swiss retailer, Migros, has stopped imports from Myanmar because of a dispute over working conditions. The company said its producer of tracksuits in Myanmar was in breach of an agreement on hygiene, safety and health conditions for its workers. Migros said it was committed to international standards approved by the International Labour Organization.

Last year the Swiss underwear company, Triumph, ceased cooperation with producers in Myanmar following allegations of slave labour.