December 10, 2023

Three more Chinese companies face import restrictions

From Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United

October 1, 2023
News Digest
Forced labor
Three Chinese companies face restricted imports due to forced labor ties
Three more Chinese companies are added to the list of those facing import restrictions to the U.S. The companies were found to be working with the government in the Uyghur region to recruit, transport, harbor, or use the forced labor of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, or members of other persecuted groups out of the region. Read more…
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Prison slavery
U.S. prison work programs are “legalized slavery”
Dyjuan Tatro, senior government affairs officer at the Bard Prison Initiative, writes from his experience about the cycle of forced and dehumanizing labor in the prison system. He advocates for states and the federal government to explicitly outlaw slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. Read more…
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Supply chains
Brazil fines Cargill for trading cocoa made with forced child labor 
Cargill, the world’s largest commodity trader, has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay a 600,000 reais ($120,185) fine for buying cocoa from farms that exploit workers under slave-like conditions and use forced child labor. Cargill has been involved in several cases of child labor or forced labor in its cocoa supply chain, both in Brazil and in other countries. Read more…
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Ellie Finkelstein
Freedom United
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