Fair Chocolate Trade and Child Slave Labor on the Ivory Coast
Discuss the topic of the fair chocolate trade and the use of child slave labor on the Ivory Coast.
Nearly 60 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from the Ivory Coast, where it is estimated that more than 500.000 children work in hazardous conditions, many of which are thought to be victims of human trafficking. With regard to trade in products such as cocoa, what options are available to governments, businesses, and consumers for dealing with practices such as child labor or slave labor in other countries? Which options do you support or not support? Why or why not? Please use as much as concepts, ideas, and terms regarding political forces that affect global trade in your answer.