Steel, Auto Workers Push For Strong Origin Rules In TPP

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Three labor unions on Thursday called for the U.S. to seek provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to ensure that automobiles with parts made in countries not involved in the proposed trade deal don't unfairly benefit from the TPP's tariff reductions.

The United Steelworkers, United Auto Workers and International Association of Machinists unveiled a joint proposal for handling so-called rules of origin in the TPP with respect to automobiles and light trucks. Rules of origin generally set requirements for determining whether a particular product qualifies for reduced...
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