Guatemala Labor Practices Violate Trade Deal: USTR

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk says he will file a case against Guatemala for labor rights violations in what would be the first-ever labor complaint the U.S. has brought against a trade partner.

The case, to be brought under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, accuses the country's government of failing to enforce its labor law, Kirk announced Friday.

“We want to see the government of Guatemala take specific and effective action — including, if appropriate, legislative reforms — to improve the systemic failures...
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