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    Labour standards and the U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) : implications for development countries 

    Tashmai Rikshasuta (International Institute for Trade and Development, 2008)

    This part of the research focuses on the Labour Chapter of the 4 US FTAs: US-Australia, US-Chile, CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement), and US-Panama. The objective is to study guidelines of the US in determining labour conditions with its trading partners, and the implication of such Labour Chapters on the ILO Core Labour Standards and to study domestic labour laws in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Thailand to examine relevance of domestic laws in each country with ILO Core Labour Standards in an attempt to determine whether: ...
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    Labour standards and trade : the case of Bangladesh 

    Philip S. Robertson Jr. (International Institute for Trade and Development, 2008)

    With the phase out of the Multi-Fiber Agreement and the end of guaranteed quotas for Bangladesh garment products in the EU and the US, the RMG industry of Bangladesh faces many competitive challenges. The increased focus of international brands on ensuring garment producers in their supply chains comply with codes of conducts has created a stronger linkage between labour standards and trade than has heretofore been experience by Bangladesh’s RMG industry.
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    Labour standards and trade : the case of Cambodia 

    Voravidh Charoenloet (International Institute for Trade and Development, 2008)

    Cambodia has battled through a hegemonic era with powerful nations and through its horrific and fratricidal civil war and remarkably emerged with a constitution after peace negotiations in 1991. This event marked a major turning point from a one party nation to democracy. It also transformed Cambodia’s centralised economic structure to a market economy. In 1992, Cambodia promulgated a new labour law that provided significant labour protection to its workers by incorporating international labour standards and conventions. At the same time, the ...
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    Labour standards and trade: the case of Thailand 

    Chokchai Suttawet (International Institute for Trade and Development, 2008)

    The issue of labour standards and trade has become increasingly important in the international trade arena. Hence, research on trade and labour-related policies is highly important to governments of developing countries and other important stakeholders, such as companies and their workforce. Consequently, this research project on “Labour Standards and Trade: the Case of Thailand” aimed to achieve three main objectives: 1. Studying various international labour standards adopted by Thailand; 2. Examining conditions and problems of different ...
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    Labour standards and trade: the case of Viet Nam 

    Lae Dilokvidhyarat (International Institute for Trade and Development, 2008)

    Viet Nam’s economic expansion, measured in terms of per-capita income, imports and exports, and the expansion of economic institutions which support the market-oriented economy, (including the banking sector, stock markets and especially the manufacturing sector for export of textile, garments and footwear) has become increasingly visible in global commerce in recent years. The expansion of labour intensive industries, with low-cost labour as investment incentives, is a phenomenon that draws the attention of foreign investment capital by businesses ...