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Labor Progress in CAFTA-DR Countries Gets More Time for Comment

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Labor Department has extended from Nov. 10 to Nov. 28 the deadline for public comments that will be used in the preparation of a biennial report to Congress on the progress made by CAFTA-DR countries in implementing the labor obligations and labor capacity-building provisions found in Chapter 16 (the labor chapter) and Annex 16.5. Comments are particularly sought on the following topics.

- capacity-building efforts by the U.S. government envisaged by Article 16.5 of the labor chapter and Annex 16.5

- efforts by the U.S. government to facilitate full implementation of the recommendations contained in a paper entitled, “The Labor Dimension in Central America and the Dominican Republic--Building on Progress: Strengthening Compliance and Enhancing Capacity”

- efforts made by CAFTA-DR countries to comply with Article 16.5 of the labor chapter and Annex 16.5 and to fully implement the white paper recommendations, including progress made in affording workers internationally-recognized worker rights through improved capacity

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