Division of Monitoring & Enforcement of Trade Agreements
The Division of Monitoring & Enforcement of Trade Agreements (META) administers several functions related to the labor provisions of U.S. free trade agreements. We communicate and cooperate with labor ministries and international organizations, assess labor problems, make suggestions, and provide assistance to help strengthen labor standards. We also review complaints, known as submissions, alleging that a trading partner has violated the conditions required by the labor chapter of a free trade agreement. META is the designated contact point within the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs for labor matters under each of the free trade agreements.