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Germany Fires Warning Shot on Supply-Chain Abuses

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Germany’s government agreed Wednesday to implement new legislation that could fine companies millions of euros for labor or environmental abuses that occur at any point in their supply chain, from the harvesting of raw materials to the completion of the finished product. Under the so-called “Lieferkettengesetz,” or supply-chain law, businesses can be fined up to…

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