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Podcast: forced labour import bans

Podcast discussing the EU proposal for forced labour bans legislation and the general effectiveness of import bans.

Published: 3rd October 2022

On 14 September 2022, the European Commission published a proposal to prohibit products made with forced labour on the EU market.

So, in this episode of the Modern Slavery PEC podcast we’re talking forced labour import bans. In the first part we’re talking specifically about the EU proposal to Sofia Gonzalez de Aguinaga from the Bingham Centre, who is a Modern Slavery PEC research fellow focusing on business supply chains.

For the second part, I invited my colleague from the Modern Slavery PEC Owain Johnstone to talk about what evidence says about the effectiveness of forced labour import bans in general. Owain is one of the authors of our policy briefing on this very subject, which you can find on our website at https://modernslaverypec.org/resources/forced-labour-import-bans.