ILAB in Panama
Labor Affairs Council meeting under US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and their Government of Panama counterparts held the first Labor Affairs Council meeting under the U.S. Panama Trade Promotion Agreement in Panama City, Panama in January 2014. During the meetings, officials reaffirmed their commitments under the labor chapter.
Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking (OCFT) Technical Cooperation Projects
- Educafuturo: Project to Combat Child Labor Among Vulnerable Populations in Ecuador and Panama by Providing Direct Education and Livelihood Services (PDF)
- Building Effective Policies Against Child Labor in Ecuador and Panama (PDF)
- Combating Child Labor in the Commercial Agricultural Sector Prevention and Progressive Elimination of Child Labor in Agriculture in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (Phase II) (PDF)
- Midterm Evaluation (PDF)
- Cultivar: Advancing Labor Rights in Agriculture [PDF]
- Country Program for Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Panama (Phase II) [PDF]
- Country Program for Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Panama (Closed) [PDF]
- Combating Child Labor Through Education in Panama [PDF]
- Statistical Program for Advocacy on the Elimination of Child Labor and the Protection of Working Children in Central America [PDF]
- Stop the Exploitation: Contribution to the Prevention and Elimination of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic [PDF]
Labor Department Reports for the U.S. Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
Per the Trade Act of 2002 [sections 2102(c)(5), 2102(c)(8) and 2102(c)(9)] and subsequent delegations of responsibilities that it creates, ILAB prepares for Congress three reports for every country with which the United States intends to establish a free trade agreement: a U.S. employment impact report, a report on the labor rights situation in our proposed partner country, and a report on laws governing exploitative child labor in the partner.
- Report on the U.S. Employment Impact of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, October 2011)
- Panama: Labor Rights Report (Report, October 2011)
- Panama: Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report (Report, October 2011)
U.S. Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
This annual report, required by the Trade and Development Act of 2000, presents the findings of the Secretary of Labor with respect to trade beneficiary countries' implementation of international commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.
- 2009 Report (PDF)
- 2008 Report (PDF)
- 2007 Report (PDF)
- 2006 Report (PDF)
- 2005 Report (PDF)
- 2004 Report (PDF)
- 2003 Report (PDF)
- 2002 Report (PDF)
- 2001 Report (PDF)
For more information about the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, please visit the USTR Web site.