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Despite the United States withdrawing from the Trans-Pacic Partnership (TPP) Agreement, its template of rules remains highly relevant for future negotiations on international trade. This book helps to evaluate the legal provisions of this pact, its background and its possible evolutionary path. There is a view in the policy discourse that India should actively embrace the norms contained in the Agreement. Trans-Pacic Partnership Agreement: A Framework for Future Trade Rules? offers a balanced and objective analysis of the likely impact of the TPP template of rules on developing countries such as India and significantly contributes to the ongoing debate regarding India's ideal stance. This book will be useful for policymakers, trade lawyers, policy analysts, academics, economists and government officials, especially those from developing countries.
Chapter 8: Addressing ‘Labour’ in Trade Agreements: The TPP Approach
Addressing ‘Labour’ in Trade Agreements: The TPP Approach
Trade and Labour: A Conceptual Journey
Chapter 19 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on ‘labour’ is essentially a crystallization of labour provisions across various US free trade agreements (FTAs). Before delving into the contents and assessing the implications of this chapter, it would be useful to first set out the perspectives underpinning the trade and labour linkage, which is a sensitive and controversial issue for many countries and one that India has been a strong opponent of.
The trade and labour debate is characterized by two conflicting strands of thought: one favouring the inclusion of labour standards in trade negotiations and the other discrediting ...