US Senators Propose ban on Ivorian Cocoa. Another Washington Post article.

The Washington Post's article in June stirred 2 Senators into action. This is a good thing but, I agree with the stand that The Ivory Coast is taking, that a ban would hurt the children first. We at SFC agree. We also hold the stand that the chocolate companies who signed the Harkin Engle Protocol are not keeping up with their promises. Much much more can and should be done on their end, in conjunction with whatever the IC and Ghana governments are doing. It is our charter that not only are the worst forms of child labor including trafficking in the cocoa industry is eradicated but that the 2.3 million children at risk whether they are exploited family labor or trafficked children are safely brought out of this abject situation.

US Weighs Plan to Block Cocoa
By Peter Whoriskey

August 7, 2019 at 10:44 AM EDT

A proposed U.S. ban on cocoa from Ivory Coast, the world’s leading supplier of chocolate’s essential ingredient, is facing strong political resistance from the West African nation.