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Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products

March 29, 2010: Public Meeting —Washington, DC

A public meeting of the Consultative Group was held Monday, March 29th at the Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA). The purpose of the meeting was to receive information or comments from organizations and the general public on the following issues.

  1. Examples of identification, monitoring, verification, and/or certification systems, or other models, that have been successful in reducing child labor and/or forced labor in the global supply chains within the agricultural sector or other industries;
  2. The roles and responsibilities that may be appropriate for the business sector and other stakeholders (governments, unions, nongovernmental organizations, and others) in establishing independent, third-party monitoring and verification systems for the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products or commodities;
  3. Other information that would be useful to the Consultative Group in meeting its mandate to develop recommendations relating to a standard set of practices for independent, third-party monitoring and verification for the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products or commodities to reduce the likelihood that agricultural products or commodities imported into the United States are produced with the use of forced labor or child labor.




Oral Testimony




Written Statements Received in Response to the Public Meeting




Written Statements Received in Response to the Public Meeting Notice