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    Release: Fairtrade applauds the US move to close Legal Loophole in the Tariff Act

    7 March 2016 by Fairtrade America Media Team

    For 86 years, the United States was forced to allow goods produced by the worst forms of child labor and forced labor to enter our country due to a loophole. Last week, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act into law forever closing this loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930, a move that has major implications for businesses, human rights organizations and product certification systems around the globe.

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