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Peru Considers Decree To Address Labor Law Violations Under U.S. FTA

Inside U.S. Trade

The decree is in response to a March Labor Department report that raised “serious concerns” on whether Peru is upholding laws allowing the the freedom of association with trade unions as required by FTA Article 17.2.1(a). The report, which stopped short of finding actual violations, was in response to a July 2015 petition filed by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and eight Peruvian groups that accused Peru of violating its FTA by failing to uphold those labor laws.