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Labor-Related Reports for U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Pursuant to section 2102(c) of the Trade Act of 2002

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The Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210) created special procedures for Congressional approval of trade agreements that make progress in achieving certain objectives and priorities set out in the Act. The Administration is also required to satisfy detailed consultation and notification requirements. Under these special procedures, Congress must act quickly on legislation approving and implementing such an agreement. Pursuant to section 2102(c) of the Trade Act of 2002, the President is also required to prepare several reports to the Congress related to new free trade agreements. Among these reports are a United States Employment Impact Review, Labor Rights Report, and Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report. The Department of Labor, in consultation with other federal agencies, has been delegated the responsibility for preparing these three reports.

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  • United States Employment Impact Review, pursuant to section 2102(c)(5)
    Prepared in consultation with the United States Trade Representative
    • U.S. — Chile Free Trade Agreement (July 2003), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Singapore Free Trade Agreement (July 2003), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Australia Free Trade Agreement (June 2004), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Morocco Free Trade Agreement (July 2004), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Central America and the Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (June 2005), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (September 2005), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Oman Free Trade Agreement (June 2006), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, September 2007), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, March 2008), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
    • U.S. — Panama  Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
    • U.S. — South Korea Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
  • Labor Rights Report, pursuant to section 2102(c)(8)
    Prepared in consultation with the Department of State and the United States Trade Representative
    • Chile (July 2003), [PDF]
    • Singapore (July 2003), [PDF]
    • Australia (June 2004), [PDF]
    • Morocco (July 2004), [PDF]
    • Central America and the Dominican Republic (June 2005), [PDF]
    • Bahrain (September 2005), [PDF]
    • Oman (June 2006), [PDF]
    • Peru (Report, September 2007), [PDF]
    • Colombia (Report, March 2008), [PDF]
    • Colombia (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
    • Panama (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
    • South Korea (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
  • Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report, pursuant to section 2102(c)(9)
    Prepared in consultation with the Department of State and the United States Trade Representative
    • Chile (July 2003), [PDF]
    • Singapore (July 2003), [PDF]
    • Australia (June 2004), [PDF]
    • Morocco (July 2004), [PDF]
    • Central America and the Dominican Republic (June 2005), [PDF]
    • Bahrain (September 2005), [PDF]
    • Oman (June 2006), [PDF]
    • Peru (Report, September 2007), [PDF]
    • Colombia (Report, March 2008), [PDF]
    • Colombia (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
    • Panama (Report, October 2011), [PDF]
    • South Korea (Report, October 2011), [PDF]