Reality Bites: The Myth of Labor Rights as a Non-trade Issue
AbstractThis article examines labor rights in US and EU trade agreements and shows that the link of trade and labor rights is a reality for the bulk of the world's trading nations. As nations learn to accept the link between trade and labor, its harder for them to argue that trade and labor rights issues should not be addressed by the WTO.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy in its series Working Papers with number 2010-29.
Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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trade agreements; bilateral trade agreements; labor rights;
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