Background

The Department of Labor is proposing to add bricks from Cambodia to a list of products that may have been produced by forced or child labor. Comments are due no later than Dec. 1.

Executive Order 13126 prohibits federal agencies from acquiring goods, wares, articles, and merchandise that have been mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by forced or indentured child labor, and the so-called EO 13126 list identifies products that the DOL has a reasonable basis to believe might meet that criterion. There are 34 products from 25 countries on the current list, which is available here.

Federal contractors who supply the products on this list must certify that they have made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to produce them and that, on the basis of those efforts, they are unaware of any such use of child labor.

For more information on the EO 13126 list, please contact Nicole Bivens Collinson or Elise Shibles.

Click here to register for ST&R’s upcoming webinar on U.S. forced labor enforcement efforts.

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