WASHINGTON – The Fair Labour Association has issued guidance to members after independent research claimed North Korean forced labour is being used in Chinese apparel factories. The Leiden Asia Centre, in independent research centre affiliated with Leiden University in The Netherlands, has released a report which presents strong evidence that apparel and textiles valued at hundreds of millions of dollars has “traversed the border between North Korea and China, usually raw materials from China to North Korea and finished products (back) to China from North Korea,” over the past few years.
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