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Introduced in House (10/21/1997)

International Child Labor Elimination Act of 1997 - Directs the Secretary of Labor annually to identify foreign countries that do not prohibit child labor, or that have laws prohibiting child labor but do not enforce them, and those industries in such countries in which child labor is used.

Prohibits: (1) the entry into the United States of any article that is a product of child labor; and (2) U.S. bilateral and multilateral assistance to identified countries, with specified exceptions.

Sets forth both civil and criminal penalties for violations of this Act.

Authorizes appropriations for a U.S. contribution to the International Labor Organization for the activities of the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor.