DR-CAFTA and Workers’s Rights: Moving from Paper to Practice

19 11 2009

URL: http://www.wola.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=viewp&id=944&Itemid=33. Source: Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). This year, the 111th Congress and the Obama Administration are preparing to move forward on pending trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea. Passage of these trade agreements have stalled due to a variety of concerns including labor rights practices, especially in Colombia and Panama. The current discussion is on charting a course of action for governments prior to a vote in the U.S. Congress on the trade agreements such as establishing reasonable and timely benchmarks that demonstrate improvements in a given area and authorizing an international body to monitor compliance.

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