On April 21, 2015, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joined two Cotton Campaign letters to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the State Department to take action against the use of forced labor in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. In particular, the letters urge the State Department to keep Uzbekistan at Tier 3 in the 2015 Global Trafficking in Persons Report, and place Turkmenistan at Tier 3 in the report. The Uzbekistan letter is available here, and the Turkmenistan letter is available here. More information on forced labor in both countries is available at www.CottonCampaign.org.
USFIA Joins Letters Opposing Forced Labor in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan