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Do Quynh Chi, Nguyen Huyen Le & Hoang Xuan Diem | #CLSPlus | Publication

From industrial policy to economic and social upgrading in Vietnam

Using case studies, the authors analyse the effects of industrial policies on the ground and provide tangible policy recommendations for...


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Petra Dünhaupt and Hansjörg Herr | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Catching Up in a Time of Constraints: Industrial Policy Under World Trade Organization Rules, Free Trade

Petra Dünhaupt and Hansjörg Herr explore the complicated interaction between industrial policy and the constraint of an ever-tighter corset of rules...


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11.03.2020 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Social partnerships for a just future world of work

Lifelong learning and vocational training are at the center of the the Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference (RTSDC), held for the 10th time...


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09.03.2020 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

No more race to the bottom – A Model Labour Chapter to enforce labour standards

By including enforceable labour standards in trade agreements, trade deals will also benefit workers. This Model Labour Chapter for European Union...


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Peter-Tobias Stoll, Henner Gött, Patrick Abel | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Model labour chapter for European Union trade agreements

Free trade agreements can lead to lower labour standards due to stronger competition and price pressure. By including enforceable labour standards in...


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06.03.2020 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Decent work for all – How do we get there?

To make decent working conditions and inclusive development a reality for all, industrial policy can play a key role in the Asia-Pacific region.


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03.10.2019 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

The right industrial policies can stimulate economic and social upgrading

Developing countries must do more than boost exports if they hope to improve workers’ lives. But which industrial policies have proven best at...


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Hansjörg Herr | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Industrial Policy for Economic and Social Upgrading in Developing Countries

Without successful industrial policy, developing countries cannot catch up.


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15.10.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Targeted sanctions can help the EU promote labour standards beyond its borders

The use of targeted sanction solves the main problem with blanket sanctions—the indiscriminate impact—while preserving the most advantageous feature:...


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11.10.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Enforcing labour standards in trade agreements through a targeted approach to sanctions

Applying targeted sanctions to enforce labour standards in trade agreements and trade preferences can improve the incentive for compliance.


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Thursday, 18.10.18 to Thursday, 18.10.18 - Brussels, Belgium | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Event, News

Supporting Labour Standards through Targeted Sanctions in Trade

At a roundtable discussion in Brussels, experts, politicians and workers' representatives will discuss how to make Trade and Sustainable Development...


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Clara Portela | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

Enforcing Respect for Labour Standards with Targeted Sanctions

Applying targeted sanctions can deter violations of labour standards and improve compliance.


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Edlira Xhafa and Veasna Nuon | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

The Future of "Ethical Production" for Cambodia's Garment and Footwear Industry

This publication aims to determine who benefits from trade in the case of Cambodia and proposes policy recommendations to better distribute the...


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Jakir Hossain, Mostafiz Ahmed and Jafrul Hasan Sharif | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Linking Trade and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Bangladesh

The study highlights power imbalances in the industrial and labour relations along the global supply chain and offers recommendations for all actors...


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15.05.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Trade rules threaten workers’ rights and public services

Trade unions are developing strategies to address the harm a new generation of trade agreements may have on workers and access to public services in...


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14.03.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

EU refuses to apply trade sanctions for enforcing labour standards

The EU and ASEAN are strengthening their cooperation by working towards a regional free trade agreement. The Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD)...


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02.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Labour standards in trade agreements must be taken more seriously

Singapore – The sustainable development chapters the European Union has in place in trade agreements and the way they are used are not leading to a...


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29.01.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Trade should play a role in improving working conditions

The European Union says it is taking labour considerations into account in its free trade agreements, but it is not doing it in a way that actually...


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26.12.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Enforcing labour standards in Pakistan

Singapore – In 2014, Pakistan became a beneficiary of the EU’s GSP+ programme—a scheme which provides the country with zero import tariffs on most of...


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12.12.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Creating Decent Work in the Era of Global Value Chains

Singapore – Today, some 60 to 80 per cent of the 20 trillion US dollars recorded gross exports are linked to the production of multinational firms in...


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12.10.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Going the distance: Making trade benefit workers

Geneva (Switzerland) – Global trade has triggered challenges for workers’ rights and how to address them was the focus of a session by...


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26.09.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Protecting workers' rights in trade

Singapore – A model labour chapter to EU trade agreements and preferences commissioned by FES can pave way to stronger implementation of labour...


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20.09.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Event, News

Making trade benefit workers

Geneva (Switzerland) – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is hosting a working session at the World Trade Organization Public Forum in Geneva on 27 September...


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20.07.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

The future of the Cambodian garment and footwear Industry

Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – Reforming international trade agreements and preferential schemes are an important tool to overcome serious challenges the...


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30.06.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Trade doesn’t work for all

Brussels (Belgium) – “Trade agreements are instruments to improve the situation the participating nations find themselves in.”


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Peter-Tobias Stoll, Henner Gött and Patrick Abel | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

Model Labour Chapter for EU Trade Agreements

A draft version of the model chapter to serve as a basis for discussions with decisionmakers, policymakers and other stakeholders.


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Petra Dünhaupt | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

Estimated Tariff Savings from the Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam − EVFTA

This publication estimates the potential tariff savings for EU importing companies upon entry into force of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.


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Madelaine Moore and Christoph Scherrer | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

Conditional or promotional trade agreements – Is enforcement possible?

This publication examines social or labour chapters in trade agreements, explores the reasons for their ineffectiveness and provides policy...


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19.06.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Workers should get their fair share of the pie

Singapore (Singapore)—A new publication draws attention to the poor working conditions in global supply chains, and the link between trade and labour


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| Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

Who benefits from trade?

This publication reveals how trade and global value chains influence working conditions in Asia. It is based on research in the garment, footwear and...


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Do Quynh Chi | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

The missing link in the chain?

In Asia, countries with export-oriented industries like Vietnam benefit from low wages and a growing workforce to ensure participation in the new...


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23.03.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Crafting CLS+ strategy

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is organising a workshop in Phnom Penh to discuss the next steps of Core Labour Standards Plus (CLS+), a regional project in...


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02.03.2017 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Sweatshop smartphones

An op-ed on working conditions in the electronics industry testifies to the urgency for binding and enforceable labour provisions, focus of CLS+, a...


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20.12.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Core Labour Standards Plus – No More Trade Deals Without Binding & Enforceable Labour Provision

More spare time, better pay, safer workplaces: The CLS+ project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia aims to better the working conditions for workers...


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  • Do Quynh Chi, Nguyen Huyen Le & Hoang Xuan Diem | #CLSPlus | Publication

    From industrial policy to economic and social upgrading in Vietnam

    Using case studies, the authors analyse the effects of industrial policies on the ground and provide tangible policy recommendations for...

    more information

  • Petra Dünhaupt and Hansjörg Herr | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

    Catching Up in a Time of Constraints: Industrial Policy Under World Trade Organization Rules, Free Trade

    Petra Dünhaupt and Hansjörg Herr explore the complicated interaction between industrial policy and the constraint of an ever-tighter corset of rules...

    more information

  • 11.03.2020 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

    Social partnerships for a just future world of work

    Lifelong learning and vocational training are at the center of the the Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference (RTSDC), held for the 10th time...

    more information

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