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German Economics Ministry Blocks Effective Supply Chains Law

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Click to expand Image Workers sew clothes in a garments factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 25, 2020. © 2020 Salahuddin Ahmed/Sipa via AP Images This would have been the week: The German government had put the planned Supply Chain Act on its cabinet meeting agenda. If passed, the law would require companies to ensure that the rights of workers and communities in their supply chains are respected. But after the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) blocked the law, the cabinet postponed its debate. A robust law would require companies to assess, mitigate, prevent, and…

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