USTR Participates in First Meeting of Labor Affairs Council under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
As part of the Administration's commitment to monitor and enforce our trade partners' obligations under free trade agreements, officials from USTR's Labor Office and Americas Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development together with counterparts from the Government of Peru held the first meeting on January 28 in Lima, Peru of the Labor Affairs Council established under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA).
The Council is responsible for overseeing the implementation of and reviewing progress under the Labor Chapter of the PTPA, including the obligation to adopt and maintain in law and practice the fundamental labor rights as stated in the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. During the meeting, the Council reaffirmed the Parties' commitments under the Labor Chapter of the PTPA and discussed the status of the Chapter's implementation. The Council will hold a public session for civil society and the general public today.
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