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6 June 2016

Danish parliament discourages companies from engagement in Western Sahara

Author: Peter Kenworthy, Afrika Kontakt

Don’t trade with Western Sahara, says Danish parliament...

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16 April 2016

"The new US ban on slave labor imports appears to have teeth"

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz

14 April...

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16 April 2016

US ban on import of products made with forced labour

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6 April 2016

US border agents seize shipment of Chinese soda ash - claim it was produced by forced prison labour

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz (USA)

"US border agents seized goods tied to forced labor for the first time since 2001", 29 March 2016...

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26 February 2016

US Govt. prepares to enforce law restricting import of goods made with forced & child labour

Author: Guardian (UK) with Associated Press

"Obama revives anti-slavery law to target Thailand's seafood exports"...

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11 November 2015

Uganda: Traders agree to end import of cosmetics suspected of causing skin cancer

Author: Andrew Bagala, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Traders agree to end import of cancer-risky cosmetics"...

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21 July 2015

Central African Rep.: Global Witness accuses foreign timber firms of funding conflict

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14 July 2015
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Author: Center for Development and Environment (CDE), World Trade Institute (WTI), Institute for Business Ethics (IWE)

Die Schweiz ist in den letzten Jahren zu einem der wichtigsten Handelsplätze für Rohstoffe aus aller Welt geworden. Dieser Aufstieg ist jedoch begleitet von Sorgen um Transparenz, angemessene Regulierung und Risiken für rohstoffexportierende...

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14 July 2015

Factsheet: Switzerland and the Commodities Trade: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Author: Center for Development and Environment (CDE), World Trade Institute (WTI), Institute for Business Ethics (IWE)

Switzerland has recently emerged as one of the world’s most important hubs in the global trade of commodities...But its rise has been accompanied by concerns about transparency, appropriate regulation, and risks to resource-exporting developing...

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14 July 2015

Full report: The Commodity Sector and Related Governance Challenges from a Sustainable Development Perspective: The Example of Switzerland

Author: Center for Development and Environment (CDE), World Trade Institute (WTI), Institute for Business Ethics (IWE)

The Swiss commodity sector has come under increasing scrutiny in the last few years as a result of the substantial growth experienced by global commodity trade since 2002 and the importance of Switzerland as a leading international commodity trading...

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