December 28, 2021
On Thursday, December 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act aims to “ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China do not enter the United States market.” It does so by targeting forced labor from China through multiple means, including by mandating broad prohibitions on the importation of all goods from Xinjiang. It is now more critical than ever for companies to know and document every step of their supply chains to ensure that they do not involve forced labor at any point.
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