EU: We’ll block entry of products made with forced labor

EU: We’ll block entry of products made with forced labor

THE WHAT? The European Parliament has reached a provisional agreement with the European Union Council to prevent the importation of products made with forced labor in to the bloc.

THE DETAILS According to a report published by Reuters, the agreement sets out the various duties of the Commission and member states in identifying exploitation and banning the resulting products.

THE WHY? Belgian Economy and Labor Minister, Pierre-Yves Dermagne, commented, per Reuters, “With this regulation, we want to make sure that there is no place for their products on our single market, whether they are manufactured in Europe or abroad.”

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