The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs on Monday announced a revised “List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor,” adding six new products from five countries.
The Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security published a Federal Register notice updating the list that adds garments from Vietnam, along with cattle from South Sudan, dried fish from Bangladesh, fish from Ghana, and gold and wolframite from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under the procurement regulations, federal contractors who supply products on the list must certify that they have made a good-faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to produce the items listed. Public comments were solicited, received and considered in the agencies’ final determination.
The U.S. is in the process of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement with Vietnam and nine other countries.
The current group of products on the DOL list includes garments from Argentina, India and Thailand; cotton from Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; diamonds from Sierra Leone, and embroidered textiles from India and Nepal.
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