'Rapid' Labor Disputes Tool In New NAFTA Could Fall Short

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 10:32 PM EST) -- A new "rapid response" enforcement mechanism aimed at resolving labor disputes that was added last month to the United States' newly renegotiated trade deal with Mexico and Canada is a novel addition, but a lack of details about its implementation has left some experts wondering whether it will be effective.

The facility-specific rapid response labor mechanism, as it's formally known, was included in amendments to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement made by House Democrats that were approved in December. The mechanism — which appears to be the first of its kind — is aimed at ensuring that Mexico and Canada live up...

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