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4 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union invites expression of interest to undertake a study “Trade and Industrial Policy: Implications for development and international labour standards” based on the attached terms of reference.
The proposed study is part of IndustriALL Global Union’s ongoing effort in implementing an “Action Plan: Towards Trade For the Benefit of the People”. It aims to critically examine trade and industrial policy trends at the global and at the regional levels.
It includes in-depth analysis of evolving regional trade and industrial policy frameworks and implications of the bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements on employment and workers rights. It will also include analysis of provisions promoting higher labour standards in trade agreements and challenges in effective implementations with the view to propose policy and action recommendations to trade unions.
The initial focus of the study will be on global trade looking in particular at the WTO. It will then go into region specific analyses, focusing on the four regions of Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East Asia looking at regional specificities in trade agreements and industrial policies as well as how these relate to specific regional and national issues in the area of employment generation, impact on workers and trade union rights and labour standards.
The study will be a base for policy-making for IndustriALL Global Union’s political decisions in its relevant organs. The terms of reference contains further details including timeline and submission guidelines.