(30 ILCS 584/5)
The General Assembly hereby finds and declares as
(a) The people of Illinois do not support the import of any goods made by
child labor, not only because it is a cruel
suppression of the human rights of children, but also
because it creates an unfair trade advantage for the child labor country.
(b) Current trade regulations do not require importers to provide certificates of origin
at the time of importation to affirm and guarantee no child labor content.
(c) Federal law also does not require
United States Customs Service to have an active, self-initiated foreign
surveillance program of detecting child labor-made
goods and preventing their entry into the United States.
(d) The State of Illinois wholeheartedly condemns the importation of goods made in whole or in part by child labor and shall
not knowingly acquire any of those goods.
(Source: P.A. 94-264, eff. 7-19-05.)