government may contend that the CAFTA definition of "labor laws" merely replicates the BTPAA standards.
(162) Although the NAALC was passed in 1994, eight years before the BTPAA, it was passed subsequent to the establishment of the GSP in 1984, after which the BTPAA was modeled.
Second, the wording of the BTPAA establishes minimums and parameters.
Under the BTPAA, FTAs increasingly require countries to enforce their own labor laws.
The BTPAA, as discussed in Part IV, charges the Executive with "promot[ing] respect for worker rights and the rights of children consistent with core labor standards of the ILO (as defined in Section 3813(6) of this title)."(202) Section 3813(6) proceeds to define "core labor standards" as (1) the right of association, (2) the right to organize and bargain collectively, (3) a prohibition on the use of any form of forced or compulsory labor, (4) a minimum age for the employment of children, and (5) acceptable conditions of work with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health.
This language tracks the BTPAA's statutory language.
three agreements in October 2011 under the expedited BTPAA procedures.
BTPAA authorities, the USTR stated in a December 2009 Federal Register
approach in the BTPAA with respect to ongoing FTA negotiations with
Authority Act (BTPAA) as "trade authorities procedures,"
for in the BTPAA would apply to the U.S.-Colombia agreement's
BTPAA process, while the Senate Parliamentarian informally advised in