Mary Jane Bolle Specialist in International Trade and
1993, the Administration has negotiated and Congress has approved 13 free trade agreements
(FTAs) that contain labor provisions with different degrees of enforceability.
This report identifies two types of labor enforcement issues: (1) those
that relate to the FTA provisions themselves, including their definitions
and their enforceability, and (2) those that relate to executive branch
responsibilities, such as resource availability and determining dispute
settlement case priorities. This report does not address other labor
issues in the various free trade agreements, including cooperative
Date of Report: January 31, 2013
Number of Pages: 9 Order Number: RS22823 Price: $19.95
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