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AIAG Offers Free Webinar on Impact of Forced Labor On Supply Chain

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Human trafficking and forced labor continue to be prevalent in the global supply chain. With an increasing global push to regulate supply chain due diligence, along with associated enforcement due to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, companies can no longer afford to consider this area of risk a low priority.

AIAG, Thomson Reuters, and CBP will present a 60-minute webcast on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. EST with an update on forced labor initiatives, the steps being taken to achieve an effective approach by both government and trade, and actions to take to ensure your company is doing its part.  

Speakers Johanna Estes, director, Forced Labor Division, Office of Trade, CBP; Mark Hirzel, Export Manager – customs trade service/finance, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.; and Karen Lobdell, director – product management, Thomson Reuters, will provide an overview of the key points of the current forced labor initiatives and the importance of implementing due diligence practices to protect your global supply chain and your brand. Topics include:

  • Legislation driving forced labor initiatives and enforcement
  • CBP’s efforts and areas of focus
  • Understanding the Withhold Release Orders (WRO) process
  • Impact of forced labor regulations on the CTPAT and CTPAT trade compliance programs
  • Industry efforts and best practices to assist in meeting the mandates
  • Resources to help trade meet obligations
  • Government/trade collaborative efforts

A Q&A session will follow the webcast. For more information on this webcast and other educational offerings from AIAG, visit www.aiag.org.