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In Person and Virtual Events Address Critical Forced and Child Labor Legislation

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From next week's webinar on Canada's new S-211 Act against forced and child labor in supply chains, to our exclusive hybrid (in person and virtual) event on the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), we're bringing in subject matter experts to explore key human rights legislation and its impact on industry. 

Find out more below and be sure to register ASAP to secure your spot(s). 

"Supply Chain Transparency Reporting Comes to Canada" Webinar: Scheduled for February 28, this complimentary webinar features Gowling WLG's Stephen Pike discussing Canada's S-211 - Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act. 

As of January 1, 2024, in-scope businesses required to report under this law ("reporting entities") must prepare and file their reports with the Canadian federal government and post them in a prominent place on their website before May 31 each year. 

Since S-211 not only applies to Canadian businesses, this webinar will address key points including which businesses need to report, what needs to be included in these reports, Board approval and attestation of reports, and the new mandatory questionnaire, along with enforcement, offences, and penalties under S-211, and questions such as, "Is S-211 connected to the prohibition on the importation into Canada of goods mined, manufactured, or produced, wholly or in part, by forced and/or child labor?"

Register Now!

Hybrid UFLPA Trade Policy: A Legal Perspective on Compliance: Get direct access to a leading attorney on the forefront of UFLPA (Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act) compliance at our exclusive event this March, now offered both in person AND virtually! 

As global legislation poses greater supply chain risk in the form of fines and banned goods in the U.S. and other countries, there is mounting pressure on companies to have greater visibility into their supply chains. Consequently, trade compliance and legal staffs — along with executives — are experiencing challenges understanding how legislative requirements are being enforced.

Join us on March 12 to hear insights from actual cases, congressional updates, details on increased CBP enforcement, and EU updates from international trade law attorney Michael House, a partner in Perkins Coie’s Business practice. House will also share lessons learned from companies that have had shipments stopped by CBP and insights on how to respond.

House advises and represents clients in all aspects of trade remedy investigations under U.S. antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard laws, as well as on export licensing and export control matters. He also advises clients in bilateral and multilateral disputes before the World Trade Organization. Learn more and secure your spot today! 



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