US Updates Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory for Forced Labor Concerns

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 7/19/21 5:00 PM

On July 13, 2021, the US Departments of State, the Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Labor, as well as the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), updated the original Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory to highlight the risks for “business with supply chain and investment links to Xinjiang, given the entities complicit in forced labor and other human rights abuses there and throughout China.”

The advisory provides information on the concerns over the region’s forced labor practices, risks and potential exposure, due diligence related to financial transactions, and on other US government actions related to forced labor in Xinjiang, among other information.

A bill that would ban all products from the Xinjiang region under the presumption of forced labor passed the US Senate on July 14, 2021. If the bill is passed in the US House of Representatives and signed into law, importers will be required to provide evidence that their goods were not produced with forced labor to import from the Xinjiang region. It would also add new reporting requirements for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The business advisory can be found here:

The text of Senate Bill 65 - Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act can be found here:

Topics: China, Commerce, USTR, Supply Chain, Treasury, DHS, Forced Labor, State Department

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