Since 2017, the People’s Republic of China has subjected some 1.8 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups to forced labor, torture, political indoctrination, and other severe human rights abuses in what has officially been declared an act of genocide.
In an effort to denounce and eradicate this systematic oppression, Congress has passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which prohibits goods made using forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region from entering the U.S. market.
In this webinar recording, an expert panel discusses the UFLPA’s context and implications, including:
- How Uyghur forced labor has been systematically infused into the region’s industries
- What types of goods, wares, and merchandise will be most directly impacted
- What disclosure requirements and enforcement actions importers can expect
- U.S. plans to promote Uyghur forced labor sanctions internationally
Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren
Founder and Executive Director at Campaign for Uyghurs
Senior Attorney/Customs, Trade and Litigation Team Leader at Benjamin L. England & Assoc. LLC
Acting Section Chief of Forced Labor for the Department of Homeland Security Center for Countering Human Trafficking