By: MOLLY WICKER
In an article published by Reuters, entitled “U.S. ban on slave-made goods nets tiny fraction of $400 billion threat,” the Institute’s Director of Government and Corporate Relations Annick Febrey share insights into the world of human trafficking within corporate supply chains.
Although Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has allocated a few of its resources to stopping slave-made goods from entering the country, it remains understaffed and underfunded.
“They’re [CBP] not an agency that’s used to looking for forced labor in supply chains,” said Febrey. Instead, “they’re building the case now for products they know are at a significant risk,” she explained. Nevertheless, she is “hopefully that we’ll see more.”
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