2009 In Focus Archive: September 10, 2009
Department of Labor Issues Reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor
September 10, 2009 The U.S. Department of Labor released three reports on child labor and/or forced labor in foreign countries, including the initial List of Goods Produced by Child or Forced Labor required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA List). The report informs the public about 122 goods from 58 countries that ILAB has reason to believe are produced by forced labor, child labor or both, in violation of international standards.
ILAB also released a proposed update to its List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor pursuant to Executive Order 13126 of 1999, which includes 29 products from 21 countries. This list is available for public comment beginning September 11th. In addition, ILAB published its eighth annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor as mandated by the Trade and Development Act of 2000, on the efforts of 141 countries and territories to combat exploitive child labor.
- Read the news release
- View the full reports:
- The Department of Labor's 2008 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor under the Trade and Development Act
- Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
- Executive Order 13126 Initial Determination
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