In the lead up to this year’s Supply Chain + Trade Compliance Summit, we looked forward to hearing from the innovators and leaders driving new technologies and changing the world as we know it. From those steering the electric revolution and implementing new supply chain risk strategies, to others mapping future U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiatives and leading the charge on human rights, this vision became a reality at our November 3rd event as we explored, “The Supply Chain [R]Evolution: Meeting Tomorrow’s Opportunities Today.”Read More
The US and EU have ramped up their enforcement initiatives to eliminate forced labor in supply chains. Importers, particularly in the fashion, electronics, solar, and automotive industries, should review the updated DOL List of Goods Made with Child Labor or Forced Labor for potential future CBP enforcement targets.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs have gotten a great deal of attention in recent years, in part due to the proliferation of regulations in the United States and Europe. Given the increased regulatory requirements, it is imperative that companies be proactive in monitoring current and emerging ESG regulations to ensure compliance and remain competitive.
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL or the Department) has produced this tenth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), as amended. The TVPRA requires USDOL’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB or the Bureau) to “develop and make available to the public a list of goods from countries that [ILAB] has reason to believe are produced by forced labor or child labor in violation of international standards” (TVPRA List or the List; 22 U.S.C. § 7112(b)(2)(C)). It also requires submission of the TVPRA List to the United States Congress not later than December 1, 2014, and every 2 years thereafter (22 U.S.C. § 7112(b)(3)).
From his early days with General Motors as a Manufacturing Quality Engineer in Wisconsin, to his current position as GM’s Executive Chief Engineer for Battery Electric Trucks, Josh Tavel’s expertise is rooted in more than two decades of experience with the organization – including international roles in Brazil and South Korea.Read More
Ready for your next Supply Chain training course at AIAG? Check out details for upcoming sessions below and be sure to follow the links to learn more!Read More
To provide relevant and timely information in supply chain and corporate responsibility to the Spanish-speaking automotive community, AIAG launched a new e-newsletter this week for members in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking areas. you can subscribe to receive this free newsletter here. Once you are logged in, you can select the newsletter titled "Boletín Informativo de la Cadena de Suministro y Responsibilidad Corporativa" to subscribe.Read More
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Brazil’s Customs Authority Receita Federal today signed an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). This MRA builds on other agreements between CBP and the Government of Brazil and ensures coordination for each nation’s supply chain security as well as efforts in combating customs and trade offenses.Read More
Forced labor has been a consistent topic in the supply chain world for years. As a result, there is a wealth of information regarding forced labor and the initiatives taken globally to act preventatively. There are multiple indicators of forced labor, including isolation, restriction of movement, withholding of wages, deception, excessive overtime, and intimidation. Many statutes address forced labor, including:
- Trafficking Victims Protection Act
- Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020
- Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
- Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
- Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Ford is re-writing supply chain management! Led by the organization’s Global Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Risk, Jackie Watt, our opening presentation at this year’s Supply Chain + Trade Compliance Summit on November 3rd will explore Ford’s focus on future initiatives and strategies, including the acceleration of the autonomous vehicle market.Read More