Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements with Developing Economies: The Case of TPPA and ASEAN Member Countries
Das, Sanchita Basu; Sen, Rahul; Srivastava, Sadhana | March 2017
Labour provisions have been increasingly included in bilateral and regional trade arrangements. One recent example was the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), signed by twelve countries in 2016 but abandoned by the US in early 2017. Even though the ratification of the TPPA remains uncertain, it has set a precedent in trade policy. This is likely to influence the formulation of trade agreements involving ASEAN countries in the future. This paper examines the implications of the TPPA labour chapter in the context of ASEAN countries that have participated in the agreement. It discusses the extent these countries need to undertake domestic reforms in terms of labour rights and standards.
CitationDas, Sanchita Basu; Sen, Rahul; Srivastava, Sadhana. 2017. Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements with Developing Economies: The Case of TPPA and ASEAN Member Countries. © ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/6814.
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