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I. Section 105(b)(1) of the Trafficking Victims
Pursuant to this mandate, in December 2007 DOL published in the
ILAB published its first TVPRA List on September 30, 2009, and has issued updates in 2010, 2011, and 2012. This List is updated periodically as additional countries and territories are researched and new information for countries and territories already reviewed is evaluated. For a copy of the 2012 TVPRA report, Frequently Asked Questions, and other materials relating to the TVPRA List, see ILAB's TVPRA Web page at:
II. Executive Order No. 13126 (E.O. 13126) declared that it was “the policy of the United States Government * * * that the executive agencies shall take appropriate actions to enforce the laws prohibiting the manufacture or importation of goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by forced or indentured child labor.” Pursuant to E.O. 13126, and following public notice and comment, the Department of Labor published in the January 18, 2001,
Pursuant to Sections D through G of the Procedural Guidelines, the EO List may be updated through consideration of submissions by individuals or through OCFT's own initiative.
DOL has officially revised the EO List three times, on July 20, 2010, May 31, 2011, and April 3, 2012, each time after public notice and comment as well as consultation with DOS and DHS. In addition, DOL published an initial determination on September 27, 2012 proposing another revision to the EO List and requesting public comment (76 FR 61384).
The current EO List, Procedural Guidelines, and related information can be accessed on the Internet at
III. The Trade and Development Act of 2000 (TDA), Public Law 106-200 (2002), established a new eligibility criterion for receipt of trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership Act (CBTPA), and Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The TDA amends the GSP reporting requirements of Section 504 of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2464, to require that the President's annual report on the status of internationally recognized worker rights include “findings by the Secretary of Labor with respect to the beneficiary country's implementation of its international commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.” Title II of the TDA and the TDA Conference Report, Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference, 106th Cong.2d.Sess. (2000), indicate that the same criterion applies for the receipt of benefits under CBTPA and AGOA, respectively.
In addition, the Andean Trade Preference Act, as amended and expanded by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, Public Law 107-210, Title XXXI (2002), includes as a criterion for receiving benefits “[w]hether the country has implemented its commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor as defined in section 507(6) of the Trade Act of 1974.” DOL fulfills these reporting mandates through annual publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor with respect to countries eligible for the aforementioned programs. The 2011 report and additional background information are available on the Internet at
Information Requested and Invitation to Comment: Interested parties are invited to comment and provide information regarding DOL's 2011 TDA Report; the 2012 TVPRA List; and the current E.O. 13126 List, all of which may be found on the Internet at
This notice is a general solicitation of comments from the public.