By  on December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Labor conditions in Bangladesh came under congressional scrutiny on Thursday as lawmakers called on the Obama administration to review the country’s eligibility in a U.S. trade preference program in the wake of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. fire that killed more than 111 garment workers there.

Legislators are stepping up the pressure on the Obama administration to consider whether to remove trade benefits for Bangladesh under the U.S. trade program, saying they are concerned that labor rights are “deteriorating” in Bangladesh.

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