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US Bans the Importation of Silica Citing Forced Labor Concerns

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The U.S. government’s increased use of “importation bans” to combat human trafficking generates questions for American businesses and puts supply chains at risk....more

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CBP Issues WRO on Solar Materials Made By Chinese Companies

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Forced Labor Enforcement Continues to Escalate as Commerce Restricts Exports to 5 Additional PRC Companies - Withhold release order was issued that will prohibit imports of products produced in whole or part from silica...more

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Forced Labor Sanctions in the Solar Industry – What You Need to Know

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Yesterday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) against Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. , a company located in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”). The WRO...more

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Biden Administration Targets Chinese Solar Power Industry Over Human Rights Abuses

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As predicted in our recent article in Power Magazine related to international trade risks facing the clean energy industry, the Biden administration took action against several Chinese companies involved in the solar power...more

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Supply Chain Compliance: Products From China

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In recent months, there has been much attention focused on Beijing’s labor policies and practices toward the Uyghur Muslim population and other minority groups in China. Given that the western Xinjiang region is responsible...more

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U.S. Department of Commerce Sanctions Seven Chinese Supercomputer Firms

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On April 8, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) added seven Chinese supercomputer firms and organizations to its Entity List, the agency’s principal export sanctions list. BIS alleges...more

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Steps Up Enforcement Activity Against Products Made With Forced or Indentured Labor

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Renewed government focus on imported products made with forced or indentured labor warrants attention to global supply chains best practices. On March 29, 2021, United States Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") announced...more

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Growing U.S.-China tensions put companies in a bind

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Tensions between the U.S. and China have grown over recent years, with China becoming a top national security priority. U.S. regulators have become concerned about Chinese military and civil integration, and sensitive U.S....more

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Canada Imposes Economic Sanctions Against China

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On March 22, 2021, Canada imposed new economic sanctions against four officials and one entity under the new Special Economic Measures (People’s Republic of China) Regulations, based on Canada's assessment of their...more

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CBP’s Region-Wide WRO Escalates Pressure in China’s Xinjiang Region

On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold-release order (WRO) on all cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) based on information that reasonably...more

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Custom WRO prohibits all imports of cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang

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On 13 January 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a region-wide Withhold Release Order (WRO) prohibiting all imports of cotton and tomato products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) in response...more

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United States Bans Cotton and Tomato Products from Xinjiang Citing Human Rights Violations

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On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a withhold release order (WRO), effective immediately, to detain cotton and tomato products from China’s...more

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CBP Intensifies Focus on Forced Labor Practices in China

On December 2, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued an order blocking all imports of cotton and cotton products from Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a Chinese state-owned company operating...more

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Decoupling From China: Part 2 - Security Requirements

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the serious supply chain vulnerabilities it exposed have led to a seismic shift in U.S. policy and regulation, from stepped-up measures to protect U.S. technology, intellectual property and data from...more

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expands Ban on Products With Suspect Ties to Forced Labor

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The Situation: Companies are facing increased pressure by U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") and other federal agencies to demonstrate that goods imported into the United States were produced without the use of forced...more

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U.S. Executive and Legislative Branches Raise the Heat on Slave Labor and Trade Law Violations

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Weeks ago, on September 14 2020, the Trump Administration made news by announcing a ban on the importation of certain products made in China’s Xinjiang region, where widespread human rights abuses—including slave labor work...more

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 27, July 2020

Big Oil repeatedly remanded to state courts - will SCOTUS come to the rescue? "Oil companies facing suits by state and local governments that want them to bear a share of the cost of responding to the consequences of...more

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U.S. Agencies Issue Business Advisory Warning of Xinjiang-Related Supply Chain Exposure and OFAC Imposes Blocking Sanctions on...

- On July 1, the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, State, and the Treasury issued a joint advisory on the “Risks and Considerations for Businesses with Supply Chain Exposure to Entities Engaged in Forced Labor and...more

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COVID-19: Impacts on US Sanctions Regulation and Policy

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound economic and political effects over the past several months. Increasingly, those effects have led a number of US policymakers, US allies, and others to question certain US sanctions...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Forced Labor: Government and Industry Groups Intensify Focus on Xinjiang

- Recent actions by the U.S. government and NGOs have intensified international focus on labor conditions in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and companies that allegedly source materials and labor from the...more

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United States And China Reach "Phase One" Trade Agreement

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The United States and China reached “a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture,...more

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Financial Daily Dose 12.02.2019 | Top Story: US Restores Metal Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil

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The White House will again slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil in an apparent reaction to “massive devaluation” of  currencies in both South American nations....more

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Venezuela Update: November 19, 2019

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Oct. 21, 2019, renewed for three months a license granted to several U.S. oil companies so that they may continue operating in the country until Jan. 22, 2020. Chevron is the only...more

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Africa Focus: Spring 2019 - Sustainability in Africa's maritime industry

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Africa has an opportunity to lead on environmental and social global best practices - Some of the most important global sea lanes pass the continent of Africa. Major routes navigate the Cape of Good Hope between the Atlantic...more

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Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - June 2018

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new insights into the proposed Australia Modern Slavery Act; a new...more

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