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Loophole Allowing US Imports of Slave-produced Goods Closed

For the past 84 years, an exemption in U.S. law allowed the import of goods produced by slaves and others forced into labor, including children, as long as demand exceeded supply. In two weeks, that will be illegal. President Barack Obama signed a trade bill Wednesday that includes a provision closing a loophole in a law that went into effect in 1932.  That measure, the Tariff Act of 1930, did prohibit slave labor imports, but said the ban did not apply to any goods that were not...

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