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Revision to the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Labor has added six products to the list of products requiring federal contractor certification as to forced or indentured child labor. The update, effective immediately, includes cattle from South Sudan, dried fish from Bangladesh, fish from Ghana, garments from Vietnam, and gold and wolframite from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Under Executive Order 13126, federal agencies may not acquire products produced by forced or indentured child labor. As a result, federal contractors who supply the products on the DOL list must certify that they have made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce or manufacture them and that, on the basis of those efforts, they are unaware of any such use of child labor.

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