White House supply chain data exchange doubles in size

Sep 01, 2022

A White House pilot to share freight data among shippers and supply chain stakeholders has doubled in size, with participants beginning to exchange information.

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The Supply Chain [R]Evolution: Meeting Tomorrow’s Opportunities Today

Aug 04, 2022

It’s time to reframe our outlook on the future of supply chain management. While absolutely necessary, an incredible amount of time and energy has already been devoted to navigating today’s complex supply chain landscape – but what about tomorrow?

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Chris Lewis: ‘We’re Focused on Helping the Suppliers Who Need Our Support’

Aug 04, 2022

Chris Lewis joined AIAG in May as vice president of outreach and engagement. With extensive experience leading organizations, including those in the nonprofit and education sectors, Lewis’s passion lies in implementing initiatives that promote business growth, diversity, and inclusion.

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Places the Burden on Importers

Aug 02, 2022

A new  law was signed into law on Dec. 23, 2021, to supplement existing laws contained in Section 307 of the Tariff Act 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1307), which prohibit the importation of all “...goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in any foreign country by convict labor or/and forced labor or/and indentured labor under penal sanctions.”

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UFLPA Operational Guidance for Importers

Jul 13, 2022

CBP has released importer guidance to assist the trade community in preparing for the implementation of the UFLPA rebuttable presumption that goes into effect on June 21, 2022.  Please be aware that this is CBP’s importer guidance, which provides transparency to CBP’s operational approach, and not the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force’s Strategy, which will provide additional importer guidance, required by the UFLPA.

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DHS Releases Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Strategy

Jul 13, 2022

Department Continues to Advance Biden-Harris Administration’s Efforts to Stop Importation of Goods Produced by Forced Labor  

WASHINGTON – As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), chaired by DHS, today released the Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, Or Manufactured With Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China (“Strategy”). The FLETF is an interagency task force that includes DHS, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Departments of Labor, State, Justice, Treasury, and Commerce. The UFLPA passed both the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed by President Biden in December of 2021. The legislation set the relevant dates for the Department to release the Strategy and begin implementation of the law. The strategy is being released after robust engagement with importers, Congress, and other key stakeholders. 

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VW’s Scott Mabry: ‘FVL Needs Focus, Resources, and Process Optimization’

Jul 13, 2022

Scott Mabry is a highly respected leader in the logistics industry.  He is manager, cross border logistics at Volkswagen Group of America and has held leadership roles at Gedas and Federal Mogul prior to joining Volkswagen since 2008. 

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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY RELEASES UPDATED GUIDING PRINCIPLES TO ENHANCE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

Jul 05, 2022

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Drive Sustainability has released the updated version of the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain,the reference document for suppliers that aims to address the latest trends and industry expectations on supply chain sustainability.

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Biden just signed a law to lower shipping costs. Will it work?

Jul 04, 2022

President Joe Biden signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 into law on Thursday, promising sweeping changes to the ocean shipping industry after more than two years of port congestion, delays and rising costs.

The high-profile bill, which sailed through the House earlier this week, is part of the Biden administration’s attempt to rein in consumer price inflation that hit a new 40-year high this month.

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AIAG Supports Rapidly Evolving Supply Chain With 40 Years of Industry Collaboration

Jun 24, 2022

As AIAG celebrates 40 years this month, the association says that successful collaborations and making sure standards and best practices are accessible to the entire automotive supply chain will help the industry navigate one of the most challenging periods in its history. With the evolution of electric vehicles and unprecedented supply chain and workforce challenges, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is poised with 40 years of leadership experience to help the industry change, adapt, and grow.

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