Is it permissible to buy goods imported from countries that use cheap labor?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from United States, in:
Religious Authority: 
Faraz Fareed Rabbani
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Is it permissible to buy goods imported from countries that use cheap labor?
Websites and Institutions: 
Sunni Path, (New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.)

It is permitted to import such goods. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with cheap labor. Being actually involved in wronging workers or depriving them of basic rights is what is haram--and it would be proper to avoid working with companies with such practices.