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USTR faults panel for 'incorrectly' concluding Guatemala labor violations did not affect trade

June 26, 2017
After nine years of litigation, which today officially ended with a loss for the United States to Guatemala in the first-ever labor dispute settlement case, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the panel had “incorrectly concluded” -- against the U.S. claims -- that Guatemala's failure to enforce its labor laws was not affecting trade. While Democratic lawmakers and the AFL-CIO drew the conclusion that the Guatemala outcome proves the ineffectiveness of labor chapters in U.S. free trade agreements,...


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