Under GSP+, it is imperative that economic and social benefits gained through the scheme translate into greater protection of human and labor rights. However, EU assessment reports show that while some provinces have demonstrated an improvement in compliance with labor conventions, living wages, occupational safety and labor inspection have seen little improvement, especially in sectors like agriculture, construction and mining. … [Read more...] about Are Pakistan’s workers benefiting from EU’s GSP+ scheme?
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