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18 Jun 2021    Other/ in Press
Raess, Damian


Are social clauses really just hidden protectionism?

Blog post by Damian Raess in Social Europe (2021)

Social clauses in trade deals are sometimes represented as a premise for denial of market access to developing countries. The evidence suggests otherwise.

The European Union can look back on a great success in foreign policy. At the end of February, the South Korean parliament ratified International Labour Organization conventions 87 (freedom of association), 98 (the right to organise and collective bargaining) and 29 (forced labour).

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Are social clauses really just hidden protectionism?