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What does the CPTPP mean for labour?


The CPTPP’s chapter on labour seeks to ensure that economic development is not achieved at the expense of workers’ rights. It encourages the parties to work collaboratively with each other, aims to promote awareness regarding labour rights, and ensures that the parties live up to their commitments. The labour chapter also:

Dispute settlement and the CPTPP labour chapter

The CPTPP allows for the application of trade sanctions or monetary compensation if a party is found in violation of its labour obligations. To encourage and monitor compliance with the commitments, the labour chapter establishes ways for:

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