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[PDF] Letter to Civil Society Activists of Uzbekistan

Author: International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Published on: 30 November 2007

Thank you for ensuring that the Secretariat of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) received a copy of your call for a boycott of Uzbek cotton. We take your allegations of forced child labor and chemical exposure seriously...The allegations of forced child labor in cotton production in Uzbekistan have been circulating for many years. Most in the cotton industry, including myself, have shrugged off these allegations because they have seemed exaggerated at best, and perhaps even absurd.

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