How to Keep Slave Labor out of Your Global Supply Chain

As these abuses come to light companies would be wise to have their own people on the ground checking to make sure they are doing things properly.

Source: How to Keep Slave Labor out of Your Global Supply Chain

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The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which was signed in February 24, 2016 and became effective March 10, 2016, significantly strengthens the law prohibiting imports of goods produced using forced or slave labor, including child labor and subjects the goods to U.S. customs seizure and forfeiture. The law allows any interested party, including competitors and public interest groups, to petition U.S. Customs and Border Protection to investigate whether an import was produced using forced or slave labor in another country.

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