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Changes to USDOL’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor by Country (2012)

Among the changes in this year’s 2012 update,  the U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Good Produced by Child Labor by Country:

 

Additions:

[Product by country]

Afghanistan                        Coal

Bolivia                                   Bricks

Bolivia                                   Corn

Brazil                                     Beef

Brazil                                     Cashews

Cambodia                            Fish

Dominican Rep.                Baked Goods

Ghana                                   Fish

India                                      Thread/Yarn

Indonesia                            Fish

Madagascar                        Stones

Paraguay                             Bricks

Paraguay                             Sugarcane

Peru                                      Fish

Philippines                          Fish

Sierra Leone                       Cocoa

Sierra Leone                       Coffee

Sierra Leone                       Oil (Palm)

South Sudan                      Cattle

Suriname                             Gold

Uganda                                 Fish

Vietnam                               Bricks

 

New countries added to the 2012 list:

South Sudan, Suriname, and Vietnam.

 

New goods added to the 2012 list:

Baked goods, beef, fish, and thread/yarn.

 

To link to full report of the U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (2012) go here .

 

 

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U.S. DOL Reports/Child Labor Products List

In December 2010, DOL released three reports on child labor and/or forced labor in foreign countries. Included in the release is the newly redesigned, ninth annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, a report mandated by the Trade and Development Act of 2000 that provides information on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. This year’s report highlights the major findings related to each government’s efforts and includes country-specific suggestions for government action to combat these problems.

DOL also released ILAB’s update to its List of Goods Produced by Child or Forced Labor, which is mandated by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. The update adds 6 new goods and 12 new countries for a total of 128 goods from 70 countries that ILAB has reason to believe are produced by forced labor, child labor or both, in violation of international standards.

DOL released ILAB’s proposed revision to the current List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor pursuant to Executive Order 13126 of 1999. The proposed revision removes one product from the list and adds another, for a total of 29 products from 21 countries. A link to the reports can also be found here.… Read the rest