US CUSTOMS LIFT FORCED LABOUR IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON SOME MALAWI TOBACCO

On 12 August, Sandler Travis Rosenberg reported that US Customs and Border Protection had lifted restrictions imposed in November 2019 on Lime Leaf Tobacco Company Ltd on the grounds that there had been reasonable suspicion that this tobacco is produced using forced labour and child labour.  This follows a rigorous evaluation of the company’s social compliance programme and efforts to identify and minimize the risks of forced labour from its supply chain. However, it is said that order continues to require the detention of tobacco from Malawi by any company that has not demonstrated to CBP that there is no forced labour in its supply chain.

https://www.strtrade.com/news-publications-import-detention-withhold-release-tobacco-Malawi-081220.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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