Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act 2015 — Seafish

Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act 2015

United States Government
The Act prohibits all products made by forced labour, including forced or indentured child labour, from being imported into the United States.

The Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act 2015 came into effect in February 2016 making it illegal for the U.S. to accept imported products made by forced labour. The Act eliminates a loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930 allowing the import of slave-made goods when demand for a product exceeded domestic supply. The U.S. Department of Labor has a list of goods imported from around the world it has reason to believe are produced through child or forced labour.

Significance for seafood businesses:

This is legally-binding (not seafood specific) but could impact on seafood imports into the U.S.

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