By  on October 1, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is stepping up scrutiny of the labor practices of U.S. trading partners, and sent a delegation to meet with Jordanian officials in Amman Wednesday.

The delegation, including officials from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and the Labor and State Departments, convened a meeting of the labor subcommittee of the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement to discuss a broad range of labor issues. Enforcement of the rules written into existing agreements has been touted as a central component of the Obama administration’s emerging trade policy.

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