U.S. Lets in Thai Fish Caught by Slaves Despite Law

April 22, 2015 3:41 AM

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U.S. Lets in Thai Fish Caught by Slaves Despite Law

(WASHINGTON) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets.

The U.S. has not enforced a law banning the import of goods made with forced labor since 2000 because of significant loopholes, The Associated Press has found. It has also spared Thailand from sanctions slapped on other countries with weak records in human trafficking because of a complex political ...

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