Article 2

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Economic sanctions Forced labour Slavery

This provision prohibits businesses that encourage slave labour or in conditions akin to slavery, from contracting with the State Government. Article 2 further provides that such businesses will lose any tax and administrative benefits granted by the State.

Notes

Under Article 6, the prohibitions established by this law will apply to the infringing business for a 10 year period.

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Law / 13 January 2015 / Brazil / Bahia State Law No. 13.221 / 2015

This Bahia State Law provides for the cancellation of the registration of any business found to have made direct or indirect use of slave labour or labour in conditions akin to slavery at any stage in their supply chains. This means that the company will be prevented from performing any transactions in the State of Bahia. This measure applies both to those involved directly and those who benefit indirectly from the use of slave labour, and it reaches the business partners of the business or company involved, who are prevented from entering a new application for inscription in the registry for 10 years. Furthermore, the law prohibits businesses found to have used slavey labour in their supply chains from contracting with the State Government, and provides that such businesses will lose any tax or administrative benefits granted by the State. See similar laws in the States of Piauí and Sao Paolo.