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EU Supply Chain Act against forced labor

EU parliamentarians call for an EU-wide ban on imports of products made using child or forced labor as part of the planned Fair Supply Chain Act. The demand is part of a report that the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee will vote on today. The committee’s proposal for a European supply chain law is part of Brussels’ drive to introduce binding rules for European companies’ due diligence on climate change and human rights. This will require EU-based companies across sectors to assess their operations and supply chains for potential human rights and environmental impacts, including outside the European Union, and to be held liable for violations.

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