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

An analysis of the effects of industrial policies and tangible policy recommendations for decision-makers.


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

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

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

A state-of-the-art, ready to use blueprint for decision-makers.


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

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

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

Without successful industrial policy, developing countries cannot catch up.


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

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

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


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Clara Portela | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication
Publication cover mockup of FES research on 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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