US: LIST OF FOREIGN GOODS CITED FOR FORCED OR CHILD LABOUR
On 8 October, Sandler Travis Rosenberg reported on the US Department of Labor list of foreign-made goods it has reason to believe are produced by child and/or forced labour in violation of international standards. 25 products have been added to, and 1 has been removed from, the list. It now involves 437 line items representing 155 products from 77 countries, and the article itemises some of the goods added to the list this year.
BRICKS FROM CAMBODIA MAY BE ADDED TO LIST OF GOODS MADE WITH CHILD LABOUR
In a report dated 12 October, Sandler Travis Rosenberg reported that the Department of Labor is proposing to add bricks from Cambodia to a list of products that may have been produced by forced or child labour, with comments on the proposal due no later than 1 December.
FOREIGN EFFORTS AGAINST CHILD LABOUR SEE MIXED RESULTS IN 2019
On 9 October, Sandler Travis Rosenberg said that an annual report that companies use as an input into risk assessments and to conduct due diligence on their supply chains shows that most of the 131 countries and territories reviewed are continuing to make progress toward eliminating the worst forms of child labour. For 2019, 8 countries received an assessment of significant advancement, 67 achieved moderate advancement, 43 made minimal advancement, and 11 saw no advancement. A chart in the article details which countries received which rating.
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