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DOL Official Defends Peru FTA Labor Report; Pledges To Maintain Pressure

March 31, 2016 at 9:14 PM
An Obama administration official last week defended a Department of Labor (DOL) report that found problems with Peru's labor rights regime but stopped short of saying it violated the labor chapter of the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement or recommending formal FTA consultations. He also pledged to keep the pressure on Peru to fix these shortcomings. In a March 23 interview with Inside U.S. Trade , the DOL official said the administration is keeping all options on the table if Peru...

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