Indentured Child Labor

  • Forced or Indentured Child Labor

    Are you buying products that come from forced Child Labor? How do you know? Many would not wish to purchase these items (the purchases of which indirectly endorse or support indentured and/or forced child labor.)

    There's an easy way to know that what you buy is not promoting slave labor by children.ChildrenWorkers

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a revised "List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor," adding six new products from five countries. Federal contractors supplying products on the list must certify the goods were not produced by forced or indentured child labor in accordance with Executive Order 13126.

    Current List of Products and Countries on EO 13126 List

    The current list of products was published in the April 3, 2012 Federal Register and includes the following:

     

    Product Countries
    Bamboo Burma
    Beans (green, soy, yellow) Burma
    Brazil Nuts/Chestnuts Bolivia
    Bricks Afghanistan, Burma, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan
    Carpets Nepal, Pakistan
    Cassiterite Democratic Republic of Congo
    Coal Pakistan
    Coca (stimulant plant) Colombia
    Cocoa Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria
    Coffee Cote d’Ivoire
    Coltan Democratic Republic of Congo
    Cotton Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
    Cottonseed (hybrid) India
    Diamonds Sierra Leone
    Electronics China
    Embroidered Textiles (zari) India, Nepal
    Garments Argentina, India, Thailand
    Gold Burkina Faso
    Granite Nigeria
    Gravel (crushed stones) Nigeria
    Pornography Russia
    Rice Burma, India, Mali
    Rubber Burma
    Shrimp Thailand
    Stones India, Nepal
    Sugarcane Bolivia, Burma
    Teak Burma
    Textiles (hand-woven) Ethopia
    Tilapia (fish) Ghana
    Tobacco Malawi
    Toys China

    News Release

    ILAB News Release: [07/22/2013]
    Contact Name: Gloria Della or Egan Reich
    Phone Number: (202) 693-4679 x4960
    Email:
    Della.Gloria.D@dol.gov Reich.Egan.2@dol.gov
    Release Number: 13-1359-NAT

    US Labor Department updates list of products made by forced or indentured child labor

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a revised "List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor," adding six new products from five countries. Federal contractors supplying products on the list must certify the goods were not produced by forced or indentured child labor in accordance with Executive Order 13126.

    The Departments of Labor, State and Homeland Security published a Federal Register notice updating the list that adds cattle from South Sudan, dried fish from Bangladesh, fish from Ghana, garments from Vietnam, and gold and wolframite from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Public comments were solicited, received, and considered in the agencies’ final determination.

    ILAB published the first list in 2001 and revisions each year from 2010 through 2012. The complete Executive Order 13126 list, a bibliography of sources cited, frequently asked questions, procedural guidelines, and procurement compliance information are available online at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/regs/eo13126/main.htm.

    Information about ILAB and its program activities is available at http://www.dol.gov/ilab. The notice is scheduled to be published in the July 23, 2013, Federal Register.

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