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Yes, but on a business level rather than an international trade level. As an example of this, the intention and implications of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 is discussed in this devex article. This act is modelled on the California Supply Chain Transparency Act The U.K. legislation aims to make companies accountable and proactive against modern slavery by ...


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In general, a sovereign state can regulate what is or isn't allowed within its borders in any way it wants - that is a part of the whole "sovereignty" thing. But international agreements and organisations can influence what an independent state is actually willing to do. WTO is one such organisation. It can't actually do anything but expel a member ...


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It probably mostly depends on the country doing the importing, as well as countries that the goods pass through. The most prominent example that comes to mind is an executive order by Bill Clinton banning Blood Diamonds. There was also an Obama era change to ban imports on goods produced with forced labour. I have also read (although I can't find a source at ...


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