Thursday, August 19, 2010
[IWS] ILAB: LIST of PRODUCTS made with FORCED or INDENTURED CHILD LABOR [20 July 2010]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
Final Determination Updating the EO 13126 List
On July 20, 2010 the Department of Labor released a final determination [Text] [PDF] in the Federal Register updating the EO 13126 list in accordance with the "Procedural Guidelines for the Maintenance of the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor." The final determination sets forth an updated list of products, by country of origin, which the Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security, believe might have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor. The final determination contains a list of 21 countries and 29 products as listed above. Additionally, the final determination provides responses to the most commonly received public comments.
Current List of Products and Countries on EO 13126 List
The current list of products was published in the July 20, 2010 Federal Register and includes the following:
- View the current list (CSV)
Press Release 19 July 2010
US Labor Department publishes updated list of products made with forced or indentured child labor
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced the publication of a final 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 July 20 edition of the Federal Register.
In September 2009, this department released an initial determination that proposed updating the E.O. 13126 list. That determination set forth a list of 29 products in 21 countries of origin that the U.S. Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security preliminarily believed were mined, produced or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor. The initial determination announced a 90-day period for review and submission of public comments on these proposed updates to the list.
After careful consideration by the Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security of all public comments received, the final determination announces final updates to the list. The only change from the initial determination is that carpets produced in India are no longer included. The published notice explains the basis for delaying a decision on the inclusion of carpets from India, as well as provides detailed responses to the most frequently received public comments. The final list, frequently asked questions, procedural guidelines and procurement compliance information for the E.O. 13126 list also will be available at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/regs/eo13126/main.htm.
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