Thailand's Response to the United States on Labor Rights

Asia Pacific Bulletin

Author/s (editor/s):

Ruji Auethavornpipat

Publication year:

2019

Publication type:

Policy paper

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Ruji Auethavornpipat, ‘Thailand’s Response to the United States on Labor Rights’, Asia Pacific Bulletin, 495, 4 December 2019.

The United States has suspended Thailand’s trade privileges under the Generalized System of Preferences (BSP), emphasizing the inadequate protection of worker rights in Thailand as the reason for its judgement. Washington suggests Thailand has not done enough to improve working conditions for both Thai and migrant workers despite numerous domestic reforms in recent years.

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