Sep 14, 2020

Slave-Free Business Certification Act

Slave-free Business

On July 1, 2020, the State Department issued new guidance on the alleged use of Uyghur forced labor in China.[1] This guidance comes in light of the increasing awareness that American companies, either knowingly or unknowingly, use forced labor in their supply chains. But the risks of forced labor use, including legal, ethical, and financial concerns, are not exclusive to supply chains flowing through China—countries in Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East also allegedly use forced labor in export industries.[2] In response to these global risks, Sen. Josh Hawley has introduced the Slave-Free Business Certification Act (the “Act”). If… Read more