European Commission publishes proposal for an EU-wide forced labour products ban
On 14 September 2022, the European Commission published its legislative proposal for a Regulation prohibiting products made with forced labour on the European Union market. This comes precisely one year after the European Commission first announced the forced labour products ban initiative and follows the publication of the European Commission’s Decent Work Communication.
The Proposal sets out a general prohibition on economic operators to make available on the EU market or export from the European Union products made, in whole or in part, with forced labour. If adopted, EU Member States will be required to directly detain, seize or order the withdrawal of any product made with forced labour at any stage of that product’s supply chain.
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