19 U.S. Code § 3551 - Working party on worker rights
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(a) In general
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;
Source(Pub. L. 103–465, title I, § 131,Dec. 8, 1994, 108 Stat. 4839; Pub. L. 104–188, title I, § 1954(a)(6),Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1928.)
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 5001, 5002, 5005, 5007, 5061, 5131, 5132, 5134, and 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 132 and 135 [enacting sections 3552 and 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].”
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