U.S. Cracks Down on Products Made by Slave Labor, but Hurdles Remain

Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking Director Melysa Sperber is featured on the latest PBS Newshour Shortwave podcast. She speaks closing of a loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930 that allowed goods made by forced or child labor to enter the United States.

By P.J. Tobia
Published on March 12, 2016 on PBS Newshour

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Last month, activists working to end child and forced labor got a big win. Congress passed a regulation banning the import of goods made by slave labor. Soon after, President Obama signed the bill into law.

The companies that make these products now face tougher regulations for getting into the U.S. marketplace. But there are still big hurdles to screening goods for fair labor practices.

This week on Shortwave, we talk about what comes next with Melysa Sperber of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking.