• Economics
  • Published 2004

Can the Tariff Act Combat Endemic Child Labor Abuses? the Case of Cote d'Ivoire*

@inproceedings{Ellenbogen2004CanTT,
  title={Can the Tariff Act Combat Endemic Child Labor Abuses? the Case of Cote d'Ivoire*},
  author={Marc Ellenbogen},
  year={2004}
}
I. Introduction On May 30, 2002, the International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF), a Washington D.C.-based nongovernmental organization (NGO), filed a petition with the United States Customs Service alleging and outlining evidence of trafficking in children and the "pervasive use of forced child labor in cocoa harvesting in Ivory Coast."1 Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer of cocoa, accounting for an estimated 43% of total global production.2 There are over 450,000 cocoa plantations in the… CONTINUE READING