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Labour standards in the global trade and investment system.

Labour standards in the global trade and investment system.

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Published by TUAC-OECD in Paris .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor laws and legislation, International.,
  • Foreign trade and employment.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Trade Union Advisory Committee.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination100p. ;
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20268430M

      The book focuses primarily upon the issues, organizations and individuals in the US that influence labour regulation - NAFTA, the US GSP programme, trade unions, activists and "grass roots" movements. Major attention is also given to corresponding European Union and International Labour Organisation issues, organizations and individuals. Labour Standards in the World Trade Organization are binding rules, which form a part of the jurisprudence and principles applied within the rule making institutions of the World Trade Organization. Labour standards play an implicit, but not an overt role within the WTO, however it forms a prominent issue facing the WTO today, and has generated a wealth of academic debate. The debate about the extent to which the WTO should recognise labour standards .

    countries of the Global South. Liberalization of trade and investment has added two billion people to world labour supply and brought workers everywhere into intense competition with each other. Under orthodox neoliberal and neoclassical approaches free trade and open investment should benefit all countries and lead to convergence. LABOR STANDARDS AND THE World Trade Organization. 1. Introduction. The interaction of labor standards and international trade has become a key issue in the relations between the advanced industrialized and developing countries in the past decade. Proponents of the international enforcement of labor standards present two lines of argument.

      One of the most prevalent arguments as to why global labor standards are necessary is that they prevent a ‘race to the bottom’. Estimates suggest that up to a fifth of all working individuals in developing countries live in households whose income per person falls below one dollar a day. The widespread incidence of poverty among working people is . RICH WORLD, POOR WORLD: A GUIDE TO GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL TRADE, JOBS AND LABOR STANDARDS Trade has the potential to raise incomes worldwide by spurring economic growth, reducing prices, increasing the variety of goods for consumers, and helping countries acquire new technologies. Trade contributes to economic growth in the U.S.


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Trade and Labour Standards: New Trends and Challenges Series Editors current system of international trade and investment law, among others the consequences on the most-favored nation (MFN) principle, their relation global trade is to increase the quality of life of people and not to maximise. Published in INTAL, Integration and Trade, May/Junepp.

15–Reprinted with permission. This paper was awarded the first prize of $10, in October in an essay contest on the topic, "Labor Standards and Income Distribution and Their Relation to Trade.".

'Without doubt, this book is a comprehensive and stimulating study by an expert in both fields that will deepen understanding of the relationship between trade and investment.

The author masterfully brings together discourses that are taking place between scholars and practitioners in each regime but frequently in relative isolation from each.

The book offers a comprehensive perspective on the highly topical issue of protecting and promoting labour standards in international economic law and the globalized economy.

Labour Standards in Trade and Investment Arrangements. Labour issues are increasingly taken into consideration in bilateral and regional trade and investment policies. This trend emerges clearly in the multiplication of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which include labour clauses as well as in the growing number of developing countries that are covered by these.

Labor standards offers a window on the challenges national governments face in reaching consensus about how the WTO system should evolve.

Governments should ask five questions to assess whether labor standards should be the subject of a WTO agreement, referred to another forum, or remain outside the purview of international agreements. Core Labor Standards and Global Trade by Maria C.

Mattioli, V. Sapovadia From International Trade, Vol. 26 (2) - Summer (Harvard International Review). The role of international labour standards in a global economy - Law - Civil - Master's Thesis - ebook € - GRIN. search menu. They favour the removal of all barriers on trade and investment accompanied by the deregulation of labour markets.

37 In their opinion, (Book) File size KB. Linking Trade and Labour Standards in an Era of Free Trade implementation of measures to improve the Caribbean trade and investment position with the USA.

develop a system of labour and social relations consistent with international standards, norms and principles. These standards and principles are reflected in. This book examines the labour standards provisions in a number of Regional and Bilateral Trade Agreements, and assesses the potential of using the relevant clauses in these trade agreements as a benchmark for a multilateral approach.

Based on the lessons learned from the Regional model, the book. system of global labor standards have gained strength in order to address the problem. The following paper takes a close look at the debates surrounding global labor standards.

In particular, it summarizes the key arguments in support of global labor standards, evaluates the threat of negative consequences that could spring from such regulations. A Labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements: An overview of trends 21 A Coherence with ILO’s standards and supervisory system Direct requests by member States for advice Design of labour provisions GSCs global supply chains GSP Generalized System of Preferences.

The principal global institution enforcing labor standards today is the ILO, which reports regularly and periodically on the steps each nation takes to implement the standards it. In the years since the OECD’s study on Trade, Employment and Labor Standards, there has been an intensification of public concern over the controversial issue of trade and core labor standards.

Recent years have witnessed growing concern over the controversial issue of trade and labour standards. In a context of intensified international competition, alleged cases of child labour exploitation or of denial of rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining in some developing countries have been perceived by some in developed countries not only as a.

Labor Standards and Trade Agreements The WTO does not recognize the link between trade and labor That is intellectu-ally indefensible, and over time, it will weaken public support for global trade.

—US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, November Down the pike, global labor standards through international organizations like the. for the trade union movement in building on these advances.1 2.

“Mainstreaming” core labour standards in the UN system A year after the adoption of the ILO Declaration inthe ILO incorporated CLS, together with other labour rights, as one of its four pillars of its Decent Work Agenda (DWA).

The other three pillars are em. Stern, Robert M. “Issues of Trade and International Labor Standards in the WTO System,” in The Emerging WTO System and Perspectives from East Asia, Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies, vol. Washington: Korea Economic Institute of America.

Recent trade negotiations, both at the regional and multilateral level, have seen a resurgence of the issue of trade and labour standards.

Labour interests in high-standards countries argue that low labour standards are an unfair source of comparative advantage, and that increasing imports from low-standards countries will have an adverse impact on wages.

The public awareness in developed countries is high, which reflects an awareness of the impact of globalisation. The public also recognises that trade and foreign direct investment are meant to benefit the world population and support those that are involved in the production of goods and services and contribute to economic growth.

2 This growing awareness should be based on. We then discuss the evidence on the impact that labor standards have on trade, firm behavior and investment, and on workers, and whether or not there is a race to the bottom, which we conclude not to be the case.

Download File. Download a PDF (KB) Last updated on .Another tension that must be resolved involves labor rights and standards in international trade and investment agreements. Although virtually all trade unionists and their allies support such rights and standards, many in the Third World see the effort to enforce them with trade and financial sanctions as a vehicle for first-world protectionism.

Given that labour standards also have a human rights attribute, it is sometimes argued that imposing trade barriers against goods produced in situations of low labour standards will provide an impetus for exporting countries to raise and/or better enforce their labour standards (Bakhshi & Kerr, ).

Requests for worker's protection and.