US senators respond to reports of cocoa sourced with the help of child labor

August 13, 2019 EcoVadis FR


Following an investigation published in The Washington Post in June, two Democratic lawmakers requested that existing laws prohibiting such imports be enforced. enators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, both Democrats, sent a letter​​ to the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on July 16. They urged DHS to instruct Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) “to block cocoa imports made with forced labor and, where appropriate, pursue criminal investigations.”​ “We urge you to take all necessary action to ensure the US is not complicit in indentured child labor in the cocoa sector,”​ the Senators wrote.



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