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In the aftermath of the terrible fire in a Bangladeshi garment factor that killed 112 workers and which served to highlight almost-obscene working conditions, the US is considering withdrawing or reducing the benefits the country receives under the General System of Preferences. Trouble is, those benefits don’t amount to a hill of beans – much better, this article argues, would be to extend duty-free, quota-free access to Bangladesh in return for concerted action on its factory conditions.