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An Act respecting the fight against certain forms of modern slavery through the imposition of certain measures and amending the Customs Tariff

Canada Forthcoming 2018

This enactment enacts the Modern Slavery Act, which imposes an obligation on certain entities to report on the measures taken to prevent and reduce the risk that forced labour or child labour is used at any step in the manufacture, production, growing, extraction or processing of goods in Canada or elsewhere by the entity or in the manufacture, production, growing, extraction or processing of goods imported into Canada by the entity. The Act provides for an inspection regime and gives the Minister the power to require an entity to provide certain information.This enactment also amends the Customs Tariff to allow for a prohibition on importation of goods manufactured or produced wholly or in part by forced labour or child labour.

Issuer name

42nd Parliament

Comply or explain

True

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Annual Report 

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Ethics & Integrity

Status

Forthcoming

Country

Canada

Region

North America

Date of publication

2018

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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