Thai government wants shrimp, fish off US watch list

Thai Ministry of Labor and business operators are drafting their request for the US to remove five Thai products from its list of products involving child labor and forced labour when the U.S. Department of Labor reviews the list in early October, according to a senior official of Department of Foreign Trade.  

Panjit Pisawong, deputy director-general of the Department of Foreign Trade, however, said she was not certain if they would be removed from the list.

She said Brazil took three years to get off the list, while Thailand is just beginning its attempt this year.

The five products are shrimp, fish, sugarcane, garments and pornographic media.

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