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July/August 2000, 
Vol. 82, No. 4
Posted 2000-07-01

International Labor Standards in the World Trade Organization and the International Labor Organization

by Drusilla K. Brown

This article discusses that, because the United States has been unable to establish labor standards as an explicit aspect of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agenda, the United States is left with the option of linking labor standards to existing trade disciplines. The author notes several provisions in the WTO Agreement that could, at least potentially, provide such a link.