Comments Concerning the Ranking of Taiwan by the U.S. Department of State in the 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report

Publication Date: 

June 5, 2023

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This report contains the comments of the Seafood Working Group (SWG) concerning Taiwan’s ranking in the United States Department of State’s 2023 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The TIP Report is a requirement of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). In 2022, the U.S. Department of State maintained Taiwan at its Tier 1 ranking on the basis that “Taiwan authorities fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.”

Labor Letter to Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai

Publication Date: 

February 21, 2023

In the context of ongoing repression against labor leaders and violations of the fundamental labor rights in the Philippines under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice-President Sara Duterte, GLJ-ILRF, along with major U.S. labor unions signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling on the U.S.