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U.S. Enforcement of Forced Labor Imports

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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

Different statutes consist of laws and regulations attempting to prevent the act of forced labor. As of April 2022, China had the highest number of Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and (Forced Labor) Findings.

  • 54 total WROs from October 1991 are active.
  • 9 total Findings from March 1992 are active.
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