TITLE

Trading Up

AUTHOR(S)
Prasso, Sheridan
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;8/16/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 7/8, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers a look at a 1999 trade agreement between the United States and Cambodia linking U.S. garment quotas to International Labor Organization-certified improvements in working conditions in Cambodian factories. Statement that the more Cambodia improved its labor conditions, the more access it had to U.S. markets; Report that the U.S. President George W. Bush administration opposes such linkages between market access and good labor practices; Organization of workers into unions in Cambodia; Rise of foreign investments in Cambodia by garment manufacturers that valued good labor practices or wanted to overcome their negative reputations with consumers; Report that Cambodia's economy grew by 6.3 percent in 2001 and by 5.2 in 2002; Hopes of Cambodia to join the World Trade Organization by 2005.
ACCESSION #
14047364

 

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