Also, the strategic alliances as a result of the ATPA will be the reason by which companies of both nations will turn to be more competitive. Thus, it is clear that while one wins, the other does not necessarily lose. On the contrary, both win.
In the case of Peru, it is difficult to understand why current congressmen approved a bill such as the General Labor Law, having in mind that it makes it more expensive to hire a formal worker and thus, it promotes the hiring of informal ones.
We shouldn’t forget that big companies don’t hire informal workers, not only because the protection of worker rights are the main standards of those companies, but also because the consumers are their best “enforcers.”
Thus, instead of promoting the capacitating of workers in order to achieve an increase of their productivity, the General Labor Law would reduce the competitivity of companies and workers, perpetuating poverty rates in Peru. Maybe it is simply that the notion of labor rights has turned 180°?