ILO Gearing Up For Post-Singapore Worker Rights Drive

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3 February 1997
3 February 1997
The International Labor Organization is fueling up for a high-gear drive to strengthen international observance of labor standards. This comes on the heels of the Singapore ministerial convention, where the World Trade Organization decided to keep hands off labor issues amid strong opposition to...
3 February 1997
Both the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization called on India the week of January 20 to cut tariffs. India has been enjoying a special dispensation under WTO rules allowing the country to maintain quantitative restraints on imports. Most of India's consumer goods sector is...
3 February 1997
The European Union warned the US State Department that a 1996 Massachusetts law discouraging procurement contracts between state agencies and companies that do business in Burma violates the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The EU issued a demarche on January 22...
3 February 1997
After three days of talks, South Africa and the European Union made little headway toward a trade and development agreement. A South African trade official said talks are likely to continue through the year and that no concessions nor specific trade issues were agreed upon at the talks held in...
3 February 1997
The United States blocked a bid by Thailand and Malaysia for a World Trade Organization dispute resolution panel to rule whether a US ban on shrimp imports violates WTO trading rules. The two countries hold that the ban is an attempt by the United States to apply domestic environmental laws outside...
3 February 1997
Mexico plans to issue an ecolabeling standard for bottles and packages in 1997. Mexico will study the issue in the private and academic sectors during the year, considering complications that will arise if the EU issues labeling procedures which are different from the US. This could force Mexican...
3 February 1997
WTO AGREEMENTS AND COMMITMENTS ON CD-ROM: Contains all the agreements of the Uruguay Round. Data is divided into three sections: Legal texts governing trade in goods, services and trade-related aspects of intellectual property(TRIPs); goods commitments; and services commitments and exemptions,...