Publication Date

February 2007


[Excerpt] This report examines issues relating to TPA/fast-track labor provisions in the larger context of global labor issues. It: (1) identifies the players and their positions; (2) tracks the enforceable labor provisions in TPA/fast-track laws and the FTAs negotiated under them; (3) presents some legislative options for new TPA/fast-track labor provisions; and (4) sets out arguments for and against enforceable core labor standards. Finally, it looks at possible outcomes and implications of the various legislative options. This report will be updated as events warrant.


Suggested Citation
Bolle, M .J. (2007). Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)/fast-track renewal: Labor issues. (RL33864). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.