ILAB in South Korea
Labor Affairs Council meeting under US-Korea Free Trade Agreement
The Labor Affairs Council of the United States – Korea Free Trade Agreement convened its first meeting on March 18-19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor, and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade reaffirmed the Parties’ commitments to supporting internationally recognized core labor standards.
The Council also held in-depth discussions on areas for future cooperation on specific priority areas, including information sharing on employment and labor statistics and collaboration on issues related to global supply chains. The meeting concluded with a public session with workers' and other civil society organizations, employers, and the general public.