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ILAB News Release: [05/27/2011]
Contact Name: Josh Lamont or Gloria Della
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x8666
Release Number: 11-0784-NAT

US Labor Department publishes revised list of products made with forced or indentured child labor

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs will publish a revised list of products that federal contractors must certify under Executive Order 13126 are not produced with forced or indentured child labor. The list will appear in the May 31 edition of the Federal Register.

The Labor Department published its first EO 13126 list in 2001, and revisions in 2009 and 2010. The department, in conjunction with the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security, published a Federal Register notice on Dec. 16, 2010, that proposed another revision and solicited public comments.

The 2011 list sets forth one additional product, hand woven textiles from Ethiopia, that the Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security believe might have been mined, produced or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor. A single product, charcoal produced in Brazil, has been removed from the list.

The complete 2011 EO 13126 list, the basis for revisions to the list, frequently asked questions, procedural guidelines and procurement compliance information are available online at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/regs/eo13126/main.htm. More information about ILAB and its program activities is available at the agency's home Web page: http://www.dol.gov/ilab.