[Reuters] U.S. Blocks Import of Goods from Five Nations in Rare Anti-slavery Crackdown
The United States has blocked the import of goods suspected to have been made with forced labor from five countries. Neha Misra, senior specialist in migration and human trafficking for advocacy group Solidarity Center, welcomed the “significant step” and said economic pressure could boost the drive for full labor rights for workers in global supply chains. Blocked imports include: clothing from China, diamonds from Zimbabwe, rubber gloves made in Malaysia, gold mined in the DRC and bone black--charred animal bones--manufactured in Brazil.