A recording of our April 17 event, “UFLPA Trade Policy: A Legal Perspective on Compliance” is now available at the AIAG Store!

May 09, 2024

 

Featuring international trade law attorney Michael P. House — partner and firmwide co-chair at Perkins Coie — a 90-minute recording of our recent event on UFLPA trade policy has been added to our “Available Now Webinars” store.

 

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April 17 UFLPA Trade Policy Event is Fast Approaching...Secure Your Spot Today!

Apr 10, 2024

If you got the call that your shipment was stopped today due to potential forced labor violations, would you be ready?

Join AIAG on April 17 for a unique opportunity to explore UFLPA Trade Policy: A Legal Perspective on Compliance with Washington, D.C.-based international trade law attorney Michael P. House.

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AIAG Announces New Initiative to Identify and Address Forced Labor Compliance Risks in the Supply Chain

Jan 30, 2024

AIAG is taking a leadership role by collaborating with industry and subject matter experts to become a go-to resource for forced labor and human rights compliance in the mobility supply chain.

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Building Trust-based Supply Chains to Mitigate Forced Labor Risk

Nov 02, 2023

From both a human rights and global commerce perspective, forced labor is a serious and pervasive issue, impacting millions of people and compromising global supply chains. Defined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as “all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty for its non-performance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily,” forced labor is insidious, impacting the manufacturing and production of a vast range of goods — spanning everything from electronics, apparel and industrial materials to pharmaceuticals, base metals and agricultural products.

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DHS Announces Two Additional PRC-Based Companies as a Result of Forced Labor Enforcement

Sep 22, 2023
 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new enforcement actions to eliminate the use of forced labor practices in the U.S. supply chain and promote accountability for the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and other religious and ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The interagency Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), chaired by DHS, added two People’s Republic of China (PRC)-based companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. 
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Canada Passes Legislation on Forced Labor and Supply Chain Due Diligence

Jun 05, 2023
 
Canada joins a number of major trading partners taking a stronger stance on forced labor after passing legislation known as Bill S-211, An Act to Enact Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains and to Amend Customs Tariff, on May 3, 2023.

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Mexico Issues Regulation Prohibiting Imports of Goods Made with Forced Labor

May 17, 2023

On February 17, 2023, the Ministry of Economy published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOF) an administrative regulation prohibiting imports of goods produced with forced labor. The regulation will become effective on May 18, 2023.

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US Puts Trade Curbs on 5 Chinese Firms Over Alleged Role in Uyghur Repression

May 01, 2023

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Tuesday imposed new trade restrictions on five Chinese companies for allegedly aiding in the repression of the Uyghur Muslim minority but China rejected the accusation as "lies" aimed at constraining it.

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What Canada's New Forced Labour Reporting Law (Bill S-211) Means for Businesses

Mar 15, 2023

After several stalled efforts in recent years (see previous Bennett Jones blog posts on Bill C-423 and Bill S-216), Parliament is poised to pass a supply chain transparency law aimed at preventing and reducing the risk of forced labour and child labour in supply chains. Private members Bill S-211, An Act to enact the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and to amend the Customs Tariff is expected to pass third reading in the House of Commons shortly and will have immediate implications for Canadian business and importers.

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Forced Labor Technical Expo

Mar 02, 2023

The Forced Labor Technical Expo welcomes industry event attendance as well as stakeholders (max two per company) impacted by the need to comply with UFLPA and §19 U.S.C. 1307. The audience includes the U.S. importing community, partner government agencies with a nexus to forced labor enforcement, and non-governmental organizations.

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