Free trade agreements (FTAs) are growing in number and the inclusion in them of labour provisions seeking to improve working conditions are also increasing. A recent study by the ILO found that over 80 per cent of preferential trade agreements that have come into force since 2013 have included such provisions. The European Union (EU), […]
About Adrian Smith and Liam Campling
Adrian Smith is Professor of Human Geography at the Queen Mary University of London. He is directing a major ESRC-funded research project entitled Working Beyond the Border: European Union Trade Agreements and Labour Standards. Liam Campling is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.