Mexico prohibits the importation of goods produced with forced labor
Mexico – Mexico has published an Agreement prohibiting the importation of goods manufactured with forced labor, including child labor.
The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) and the Ministry of Economy, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation the Agreement that establishes the mechanism to restrict the entry into Mexico of said goods.
The Ministry of Economy pointed out that thanks to the coordinated effort of the three trading partners (Mexico, the United States and Canada), North America has become one of the regions that have set the highest standards to restrict the arrival of goods produced with forced labor.
“The STPS will receive, analyze and respond to requests for review of goods that were allegedly produced with forced labor, and if verified, their importation may be restricted,” it states.
This Agreement will enter into force 90 calendar days after the date of its publication.
Forced labor, defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO) as a form of modern slavery, is an unacceptable and painful reality, so the role of our country in its eradication not only responds to an international commitment, but also to an ethical duty.