DOJ Approves Fair Factories Clearinghouse

June 21, 2006

The U.S Department of Justice Antitrust Division has given a green light to a planned database of workplace conditions in factories used around the world by apparel, footwear and other manufacturers.  In a business review letter Thomas O. Barnett, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, stated he was satisfied the strict controls established for the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) would sufficiently guard against potential anti-competitive issues.