Trade Resource Center
May 10th Agreement
On May 10, 2007, House Democrats authored what became known as the "May 10th Agreement" on labor and environmental standards in trade agreements. For the first time, fully enforceable labor and environmental standards would be placed into our trade agreements on equal footing with every other commercial provision. The “May 10th Agreement” also included important provisions on medicines, investment, and government procurement. U.S. trade agreements with Peru, Panama, Colombia, and Korea were re-negotiated to include May 10th. The text of the resulting so-called "May 10th Agreement" can be found here [PDF].
Blogs on Key Issues in TPP
- TPP In Focus: Securing the Rights of Workers
- TPP in Focus: Why Mexico's Labor Standards Matter for TPP
- Politico Agenda: Levin -- What's still wrong with the TPP
- Imprisoned Vietnamese Labor Activist: No TPP Until Worker Rights in Vietnam
- TPP in Focus: Point-Counterpoint -- The Importance of Currency Manipulation Disciplines in TPP
- TPP in Focus: The Need to Address Currency Manipulation in TPP, and Why U.S. Monetary Policy Is Not at Risk
- TPP in Focus: The Environment - The Need for Strong Commitments
- Climate Change: A TPA for the 21st Century - or the 19th?
Access to Medicines
- TPP in Focus: Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines.
Investment and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)