Manufacturing Country

45. The U.S. Ban on Imports Made with Forced Labor

Download this episode (right click and save) While some may believe that slavery is over in the modern era, they couldn't be farther from the truth. Forced labor is alive and well and can be a major part of supply chains for certain products, like shrimp. But this is just one product of many that involve such a terrible practice. InTouch Client Manager John Niggl walks you through how recently passed legislation in the United States bans imports made with forced labor. In this manufacturing podcast episode, you'll learn about:
  • The origins of the new law and several of its effects
  • What industries are affected by the ban; and
  • How you can ensure your products are not made with forced labor.
Not only is child and forced labor banned, they also impact the lives of millions of people worldwide. By knowing more about the new law, you can help end this practice by sourcing from factories that meet social compliance standards. And if you’d prefer to read the article that covers this topic instead, check out The U.S. Ban on Imports Made with Forced Labor.
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