WASHINGTON, October 1 Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the award of more than $58 million in fiscal year 2008 grants to combat hazardous and exploitive child labor in countries around the world. Since 1995, Congress has appropriated approximately $660 million to the Department of Labor to support efforts to combat exploitive child labor internationally. As a result of that funding, the department has succeeded in rescuing nearly one and a half million children from exploitive child labor.
Executive Order 13126 In accordance with Executive Order 13126 and GSA Federal Acquisition Regulations, ILAB
maintains a list of products that are
believed to have been made using forced or indentured child labor.