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No details on import ban from EU Commission

According to its own information, the EU Commission is working on an independent legislation to ban the import of products from forced labor. The Brussels-based authority announced on Wednesday as part of the presentation of the EU supply chain law. However, no details were given on what the import ban might look like. As China.Table previously reported, the scope of the EU supply chain law is smaller than expected. Specifically, the draft includes several limitations: Companies in the EU are affected if they generate annual global sales of more than €150 million and have more than 500 employees. There are stricter rules for companies working in sectors where the risk of exploitation and environmental destruction is higher. Here, 250 employees are envisaged. In each case, however, the entire value chain is to be covered by the law.

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