Labour Standards in the Generalized Systems of Preferences of the European Union and the United States
European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 349-370, 2000
22 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2006 Last revised: 30 Oct 2013
Date Written: January 1, 2000
This article introduces an analytical framework for the study of labour standards in trade and compares and contrasts the approaches of the United States and the European Union in introducing a social clause in their Generalized Systems of Preferences. It explores the distinctive characteristics of the two approaches, assesses their industrial relations outcomes and proposes a set of policy guidelines.
Keywords: Labour Standards, Generalized System of Preferences, USA, European Union
JEL Classification: J50, J59, L59, N30, O19
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By Anke Hassel