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Germany passes supply chain law to curb exploitation in Asia

Business lobby says rules pass buck after political failure to act on human rights

Workers on a production line at a cotton textile factory in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, in April 2021.    © Reuters

HAMBURG, Germany -- Germany's parliament on Friday passed a supply chain law that is set to disrupt the way the country's companies, as well as German subsidiaries of foreign companies, conduct business in Asia.

The act, which has been years in the planning, requires companies of a certain size to conduct due diligence to ensure that their direct suppliers of goods and services do not breach human rights, safety or environmental rules.

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