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In a new legislative proposal that will require companies (with some SME considerations) to exert due diligence and apply traceability, the Commission has proposed to prohibit products made with forced labour on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries.
The proposal builds on internationally agreed definitions and standards, and underlines the importance of close cooperation with global partners.
National authorities will be empowered to withdraw from the EU market products made with forced labour, following an investigation. EU customs authorities will identify and stop products made with forced labour at EU borders.

15 September 2022