Summary: S.2307 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/16/2018)

Labor Rights for Development Act of 2018

This bill amends the Trade Act of 1974 to require a developing country, as a condition for eligibility for the Generalized System of Preferences, to establish in its law and practice:

  • freedom of association;
  • recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • elimination of all forms of compulsory or forced labor;
  • abolition of, and the prohibition of the worst forms of, child labor;
  • elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation; and
  • acceptable conditions of work regarding minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health.

The Generalized System of Preferences is a U.S. trade program designed to promote economic growth in developing countries by providing preferential duty-free entry for certain products from designated beneficiary countries.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative shall prescribe regulations necessary for the implementation of this bill.