SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At the end of September, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Withhold Release Orders (WROs) for products from foreign countries, which it suspects were produced with forced labor. Among those listed was Brazilian company, Bonechar Carvão Ativado do Brasil. The announcement once again highlighted Brazil’s fight against forced labor.
“(The) CBP is firmly committed to identifying and preventing products made with the use of forced labor from entering the stream of U.S. Commerce,” said Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, CBP Office of Trade in the announcement of the products which . . .