APPLICATION OF THE SYSTEM OF DEROGATION TO THE RULES OF ORIGIN OF FISHERIES PRODUCTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND FIJI

Publisher:
European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies
Publication Type:
Report
Citation:
2012, pp. 1 - 254
Issue Date:
2012-01
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My part of the work was the chapter on Social Impacts (pp.155-187). I was the sole author of this section. It considers the employment provided by tuna processing factories in PNG and the way this is changing in light of the 'global sourcing' provision in the trade agreement with the EU (the 'derogation' in the report title). It considers the numbers of jobs, the conditions of employment, and other social factors related to the factories, including housing and sex work. The section asks the question whether it is better for PNG society that this industry exists than not, and finds that in light of a need for this kind of employment and a paucity of other options it is better. But that minimum wage employment in PNG does not provide a living wage, and there is much room for improvement in the social impacts of the industry.
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