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U.S., Peru Reach Labor Deal, Administration Vows To Fight For All FTAs

August 10, 2007 at 5:00 AM
A public commitment by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Charles Rangel (D-NY) that the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement will be a "top priority" for his committee after the August recess came after an arrangement with Peruvian President Alan Garcia that he will issue several decrees clarifying his country's labor laws in five areas. The arrangement does not obligate Peru to change its labor laws through an act of Parliament to live up to its obligations under the FTA with...

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