The President shall seek the establishment in the GATT 1947, and, upon entry into force of the WTO Agreement with respect to the United States, in the WTO, of a working party to examine the relationship of internationally recognized worker rights, as defined in section
2467(4) of this title, to the articles, objectives, and related instruments of the GATT 1947 and of the WTO, respectively.
(b) Objectives of working party
The objectives of the United States for the working party described in subsection (a) of this section are to—
(1)explore the linkage between international trade and internationally recognized worker rights, as defined in section
2467(4) of this title, taking into account differences in the level of development among countries;
(2)examine the effects on international trade of the systematic denial of such rights;
(3)consider ways to address such effects; and
(4)develop methods to coordinate the work program of the working party with the International Labor Organization.
(c) Report to Congress
The President shall report to the Congress, not later than 1 year after December 8, 1994, on the progress made in establishing the working party under this section, and on United States objectives with respect to the working party’s work program.
1996—Subsecs. (a), (b)(1). Pub. L. 104–188substituted “2467(4)” for “2462(a)(4)”.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 104–188applicable to articles entered on or after Oct. 1, 1996, with provisions relating to retroactive application, see section 1953 ofPub. L. 104–188, set out as an Effective Date note under section
2461 of this title.
“(a) In General.—Except as provided in section
136(d) [enacting provisions set out as a note under section
5001 of Title
26, Internal Revenue Code] and subsection (b) of this section, this subtitle [subtitle D (§§ 131–138) of title I of Pub. L. 103–465, enacting this part, amending sections
7652 of Title
26, Internal Revenue Code, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
5001 of Title
26] and the amendments made by this subtitle take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 8, 1994].
“(b) Sections 132 and 135.—Sections
135 [enacting sections
3555 of this title] take effect on the date on which the WTO Agreement enters into force with respect to the United States [Jan. 1, 1995].”
Uruguay Round Agreements: Entry Into Force
The Uruguay Round Agreements, including the World Trade Organization Agreement and agreements annexed to that Agreement, as referred to in section
3511(d) of this title, entered into force with respect to the United States on Jan. 1, 1995. See note set out under section
3511 of this title.
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