State Department Issues Addendum to Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 9/28/23 5:00 PM

In a September 26, 2023 press release, the U.S. Department of State (State Department) and other U.S. governmental agencies issued an Addendum to the updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory. The Business Advisory (originally issued on July 1, 2020) was updated on July 13, 2021. More than two years after that update, the Addendum’s purpose is “to call attention to the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and the evidence of widespread use of forced labor there.”

The Addendum highlights reports on the supply-chain risks posed by forced labor and the urgency of undertaking “appropriate human rights due diligence measures as described in the Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China.” The Addendum is issued pursuant to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

The press release can be found here:

The Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory can be found here:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s UFLPA webpage can be found here:

More information on forced labor can be found on our website here:

Topics: China, Forced Labor, State Department, UFLPA

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