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Export processing zones - key international standards

Below are key international standards relating to export processing zones.  (Reports about business & export processing zones from a wide range of sources are in the export processing zones section of our site.)

- Priorities and guidelines for improving social and labour conditions in EPZs - Conclusions of Tripartite Meeting of Export Processing Zones-Operating Countries, International Labour Office (1998)

- Freedom of association and collective bargaining in export processing zones: Role of the ILO supervisory mechanisms [PDF] - International Labour Office working paper (2007) [includes discussion of observations on export processing zones by Intl. Labour Organization's Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) and the Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA)]