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dc.contributor.authorLum, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:11:47Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:11:47Z
dc.date.issued2003-04-23
dc.identifier.other44089
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/77728
dc.description.abstractThis report provides an overview of U.S. interests and policies regarding China’s labor conditions. It compares a cross section of labor codes of conduct utilized by U.S. corporations and their suppliers that manufacture toys, shoes, apparel, and other labor intensive merchandise in China for export. Many consumer goods imported from China to the United States are produced by Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and South Korean factories in China for U.S. brands. Serious labor rights abuses have been reported in many of these factories. All of the codes sampled in this report mandate labor standards that are consistent with International Labor Organization core covenants and China’s Labor Law. The standards compared in this report pertain to: child labor, forced labor, disciplinary actions, discrimination, health and safety, and the environment. However, many of the codes do not provide extensive guidelines for monitoring and verifying compliance.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectwork
dc.subjectcodes of conduct
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectlabor
dc.subjectlaw
dc.subjectILO
dc.subjectInternational Labor Organization
dc.subjectU.S.
dc.subjectforeign
dc.subjecttrade
dc.subjectunion
dc.subjectgovernment
dc.titleWorkplace Codes of Conduct in China and Related Labor Conditions
dc.typeunassigned
dc.description.legacydownloadsCRSWorkplaceCodesChina.pdf: 3547 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationLum, Thomas: Congressional Research Service


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