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Sources: U.S. loses to Guatemala in first-ever FTA labor dispute settlement case

June 20, 2017 at 5:07 PM
After nine years, the United States has lost -- to Guatemala -- the first-ever labor enforcement case brought to dispute settlement under a free trade agreement, sources told Inside U.S. Trade . The dispute, which marked the first time a labor rights complaint was lodged under a free trade deal, was triggered in 2008 after the AFL-CIO and six Guatemalan labor unions filed a complaint with the Labor Department under the labor chapter of the Dominican Republic-Central America free trade...


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