Thailand enlists industry groups in slavery blacklist effort

Thailand stepped up efforts to tackle modern slavery on Monday, with a dozen industry associations signing pacts to rid their supply chains of child and forced labour as part of a government drive to get several key exports taken off a U.S. blacklist.

The businesses pledged to publicise their policies on forced and child labour, set up complaint mechanisms and undergo audits, though some anti-trafficking experts cautioned that the voluntary nature of the accords could limit their effectiveness.

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