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Worker Rights Provisions and U.S. Trade Policy [July 16, 2021]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "Worker rights provisions are a prominent and often contentious issue in debates over U.S. trade negotiations, agreements and programs. Congress has input into and oversight over the design and implementation of U.S. trade agreements and policies, and interest in monitoring their impact on U.S. industries and workers. Broadly, Congress also has an interest in the U.S. role in setting labor standards and promoting fair competition in the global trading system. [...] This report provides background and analysis on key U.S. trade policies addressing worker rights abroad. It contextualizes the U.S. approach with key debates and comparison with global approaches. Several issues may be of interest to Congress, including the role of U.S. trade agreements and programs as vehicles for improving labor rights; the role of multilateral institutions; compliance with labor commitments and approaches to enforcement; and debates over capacity building efforts."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46842
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Date:
2021-07-16
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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