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Thursday, June 27, 2013

U.S. to Suspend Trade Privileges With Bangladesh Over Labour Safety Standards

The NYT reports that the Obama administration on Thursday will suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh over concerns about safety problems and labor rights violations in that country’s garment industry, according to administration and Congressional officials. This follows a factory building  collapse there in April, killing 1,129 workers, and a factory fire killing 112 workers last November. See full article here.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Canada to mandate disclosure of payments to foreign governments

Canada has announced its intention to introduce new legislation mandating the disclosure of payments made
by mining companies to domestic and foreign governments. This article provides an overview of the new requirements.