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Trade Agreements with Japan and Singapore

[29-05-2018]
The Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (BAK) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) support trade relations in principle, as long as they are conducted according to fair conditions. However, such conditions are not guaranteed under the a.m. agreements, as was the case with CETA. It should be noted that the scope of application of the new generation of agreements far exceeds that of traditional trade agreements, whose primary role was merely to lower import duties and quotas. However, recent agreements also focus on deregulation and, furthermore, must be considered as problematic from a democratic perspective.
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