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Planned forced-labor ban may include due-diligence and market-prohibition rules, EU official says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 25 Jan 2022 08:18
  • 25 Jan 2022 08:09
EU importers could see a proposal on forced labor ban including a combination of due-diligence obligations and market-prohibition rules, the bloc’s top trade official has said.

Sabine Weyand, the director of the European Commission's trade department, said the new laws could be put forward in a few weeks’ time as part of the corporate-governance

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent


Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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