Know Your Supplier (Continued): Eliminating Child and Forced Labor from the Shrimp Supply Chain Update

The Bangkok Post printed an editorial today titled “Dirty Hands of Shrimp Trade” calling on the Thai shrimp industry in Samut Sakhon to clean up abusive labor practices. I encourage you to read the full editorial, which can be accessed through the link below. Three sentences should jump out at you in the editorial: There is no use denying that […]

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Know Your Supplier Continued: Eliminating Child and Forced Labor from the Shrimp Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Labor released an updated “List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor” on Wednesday, as required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. In the fourth edition of the report, shrimp is once again highlighted as a commodity produced by both child and forced labor. Shrimp from Bangladesh and Cambodia is listed […]

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Addressing Child Safety and Labor Abuses

The use of child and forced labor is a serious problem in some shrimp exporting countries. The use of such labor is not only morally repugnant but also has a direct trade impact in that it provides an unfair cost advantage to producers who exploit such workers. In addition, imports produced by such labor can be excluded from entry into […]

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Fighting for Fair Trade

FIGHTING FOR FAIR TRADE: CONTENTS Achieving Equitable Benefits of Trade Relief Improving Duty Collection Litigating the Antidumping Orders Addressing Child Safety and Labor Abuses The Southern Shrimp Alliance has prosecuted and defended the antidumping duties imposed to respond to unfair pricing, and provided information and analysis to multiple government agencies to respond to illegal evasion of the duties. Although the […]

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