Banning Imported Goods Produced with Child and Forced Labour

ObamaPresident Obama Signs New Law

President Obama has signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. This law prohibits the import of goods produced by child and forced labour into the US. In the past if the demand for goods outstripped the domestic supply goods such as fish, electronics and chocolate could be imported irrespective of the presence of slavery in their supply chain. The US Department of Labour has been listing goods, classified by nation, that are likely to be made by forced labour.  This data will be crucial in assisting with the implementation of this law. (Photo: Huffington Post Australia) Read more…

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