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Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA)

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs is to implement trade-related labor policy and coordinate international technical cooperation in support of the labor provisions in free trade agreements; to develop and coordinate Department of Labor positions regarding international economic policy issues and to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. policy on such issues; and to provide services, information, expertise, and technical cooperation programs that effectively support the international responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. foreign labor policy objectives.

OTLA consists of the following divisions: