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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Signed Into Law

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Creates A New Forced Labor “Presumption” That Would Prohibit Certain Imports From Entry Into The United States, Among Other Measures, To Address Forced Labor In China - On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law...more

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Uyghur Forced Labor legislation passes House & Senate

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The Senate has given final congressional approval to HR 6256, a bipartisan measure that creates a rebuttable presumption that goods from or containing materials from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), or...more

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U.S. Targets Imports Benefitting from Uyghur Forced Labor with Blanket Ban on Goods Produced in Xinjiang, China

On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed the bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA or the “Act”), Pub. L. No. 117-78, which will ban the importation of all goods sourced from the People’s Republic of...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - January 6, 2022

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Key Takeaways - The EU warns Russia and the US against creating “spheres of influence” in Europe. The US CDC approved the Pfizer Inc booster dose for 12 to 15 years old. Walmart is targeted by a backlash from China for...more

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New law bans imports from Xinjiang unless importer proves goods were not made with forced labor

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On December 23, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”). Most notably, the UFLPA strengthens the enforcement of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by imposing a rebuttable...more

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[Webinar] How Does the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Affect Your Company? - January 13th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Join us in a webinar discussion on the implications of the new federal law, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The Act is broad and has the potential to impact a wide range of industries with supply chain links to the...more

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Becomes Law: Importers Must Prepare for Increased Enforcement and Detentions at the Border

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US importers should participate in the Task Force's comment and hearing process to flag due diligence challenges and formulate the strategy to enforce the import prohibitions. What to Know - Effective June 21, 2022, 180...more

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Trade Matters, January 2022: A monthly newsletter covering global trade & national security developments

1. New Import Ban on All Products From China’s Xinjiang Region- In late December 2021, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law. The new legislation creates a rebuttable presumption that any...more

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U.S. Enacts Law Barring Products Made with Forced Labor in China

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On December 23, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (the “Act”), which bars the importation into the United States of products made from forced labor in the Xinjiang region of...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

National Defense Authorization Act – Implications for U.S. Sanctions Programs

In a closely followed and much anticipated action, President Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA) on December 27, 2021 – following its approval by the U.S. Senate and House of...more

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Uyghur Forced Labor Bill Signed – Companies Should Conduct Supply Chain Due Diligence

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President Joe Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6256) into law on December 23, 2021. The act seeks to ensure that goods produced using forced labor do not enter the United States. U.S. Customs and...more

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President Biden Signs New Law Requiring U.S. Blockage of All Imports Made Wholly or Partly in Xinjiang, China

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President Biden signed into law on December 23 legislation that will, for the first time, require U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to detain all imports that are made wholly or partly in the Xinjiang Uyghur...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: Three Key Points

On December 23, 2021, the President signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act of 2021 (the “Uyghur Act”). The Uyghur Act, effective June 21, 2022, will strengthen the prohibition on U.S. imports of goods made...more

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A New Frontier in Supply Chain Diligence: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Becomes Law

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On Thursday, December 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act aims to “ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the...more

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: What It Means for the Solar Supply Chain

On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law H.R. 6256, known as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The act is intended to stem the importation of goods made with forced labor from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous...more

Wiley Rein LLP

What Companies Need to Know: Uyghur Forced Labor Act Signed Into Law

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After more than a year of debate in the U.S. Congress as to the scope and enforceability, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA or Act) passed Congress with strong bipartisan support. President Biden has publicly...more

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President Biden Signs Wide Reaching Legislation Targeting Goods Allegedly Involving Forced Labor from China

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On December 23, 2021 President Biden signed H.R. 6256, wide reaching legislation aimed at preventing the importation of goods “mined, produced or manufactured wholly or in part with forced labor” from China, in particular the...more

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Withhold Release Orders: How Forced Labor Laws Are Being Resurrected for Traded Goods in the 21st Century

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It may come as a surprise to most businesses that some goods around the globe are still being made with forced labor at this moment in time. But unfortunately that is the case and decades-old laws are increasingly being...more

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Window on Washington – Vol. 5, Issue 51

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital Congress. The House and Senate are both in recess for the rest of the year. The Senate is expected to return on Jan. 3, and the House on Jan. 10. Congress managed to push through...more

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President Signs Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act – Next Steps for Compliance

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As we predicted, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law on December 23, 2021. The law bans the import of goods produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and it goes into effect...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Legislation Targeting Imports From Xinjiang Region Moves to President Biden’s Desk

On December 16, 2021, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that effectively prohibits imports of goods made either wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) of China. The prohibition relies on a...more

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Ending Forced Labor in Xinjiang: A New Standard for Importers & Corporate Due Diligence

The U.S. Congress has passed a landmark piece of legislation that prohibits the importation of goods from an entire region due to the high risk of severe forced labor abuses there. The legislation – the Uyghur Forced Labor...more

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Set to Become Law

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The long-debated Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) has now passed both chambers of Congress with strong bipartisan support, and President Biden is expected to sign the UFLPA into law on or before December 30, 2021....more

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What Government Contractors Need to Know About the Fiscal Year 2022 NDAA

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On December 15, 2021, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA or Act) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, which President Biden is expected to sign into law soon. As usual, the NDAA contains numerous provisions...more

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US Congress Passes Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

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The UFLPA aims to clamp down on the import of items produced by alleged forced labor in and relating to the XUAR. On 16 December 2021, the US Senate unanimously passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA),...more

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