The now-in-effect Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) aims to increase scrutiny and enforcement of goods believed to be made using forced labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region (XUAR). The UFLPA establishes a rigorous rebuttal presumption that importers must overcome to prove that the goods they are looking to import are not made with, or linked to in any capacity, forced labor from the XUAR.
Key takeaways and learning objectives
The webinar will cover:
- Key takeaways relevant to importers and companies with business engagements in China
- Change in forced labor law to shift burden of compliance proof on companies rather than await enforcement action
- Potential implications for supply chains beyond the affected (Xinjiang) region of China and beyond the initial enforcement focus industries to wider supply chains
- Potential for other countries to pursue similar actions against China
- How to determine your supply chain risk and practically comply with the new legislation
- Tools that are in place to help track and prove compliance
- How UFLP underscores the need for increased environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) compliance in both public and private companies
BSI’s supply chain and sustainability group’s expert will share predictions, insights, and recommendations on these topics to help you better mitigate risks, identify opportunities, and better position your organization to benefit from a truly successful supply chain preservation response.
Jason Willoughby - Intelligence Analyst for the Asian region, BSI Consulting
Kimberly Rodriguez - Consultant/Manager, Sustainability, BSI Consulting