European Parliament Committees publish joint draft report on forced labour import ban

19 MAY 2023

On 11 May, the first draft of the joint report on the forced labour import ban by the co-rapporteurs of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) Samira Rafaela and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Manuel Leitão-Marques was published.

The objective of this proposal is to effectively prohibit the placing and making available on the EU market and the export from the EU of products made with forced labour, including forced child labour.

This follows the first exchange of views between the INTA and IMCO on the Commission proposal for a Forced Labour Regulation, which took place on 26 April. INTA and IMCO have a joint lead for this legislative file.

On Tuesday 23 May, the two committees will jointly consider this draft report . The INTA and IMCO rapporteurs will present and debate the main elements of their draft report, which contains 101 amendments. The deadline for further amendments will be on 31 May.


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