TPP Looks at Malaysia and Vietnam Labor Policies

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Measures must be met by Malaysia in order to combat human trafficking. Vietnam needs to permit independent labor unions before benefiting from the Trans-Pacific Partnership….

The TPP will demand that nations legislate for a minimum wage and fair hours and assure that no goods are made by forced labor as a condition of becoming a member. That’s how the words of the Pact read when it was released on Thursday.  US  Trade Representative Michael Froman said, “Being tied to entry into force means we have the ability to certify whether or not a country has met those standards so it gives us significant leverage.”  Specific  agreements with the US have been spelled out for each country.

 

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