The United States has declared a suspension of trade privileges with Bangladesh, starting in roughly two months. Specifically, it will renew tarrif restrictions that the WHO “Generalized System of Preferences” program, allows to Bangladesh. The garment industry in Bangladesh, across 5,000 factories and four million laborers, brings that country $18b annually, and the U.S. buys almost a quarter of this. But of the U.S.’ $4.9b annual imports from Bangladesh, less than one percent will be affected by the suspension, and exempt from this sanction are products of the garment industry. The trade restrictions are intended to raise public awareness.