The U.S.-Jordan agreement, in turn, has provided a model for U.S. trade promotion authority ("TPA") legislation. It links free trade and labor rights as a condition of limiting legislative procedure in consideration of a trade agreement to an up or down "fast-track" vote without possibility of amendment."I Pursuant to the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act ("BTPAA"), sub regional and regional free trade agreements are under negotiation in addition to the bilateral agreements just mentioned.
Weiss, Marley S.
"Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Or Vice Versa: Labor Rights Under Free Trade Agreements from NAFTA, Through Jordan, via Chile, to Latin America, and Beyond,"
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