U.S. law prohibits the importation of any product that is mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by forced labor, including forced or indentured child labor.
In 2020, the United States Department of Labor released two reports and updates to its efforts to combat international child labor and forced labor, including a list of goods produced in China under conditions of forced labor in violation of international standards.
This month, the U.S. banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region over reports of the use of forced labor in production of those products.
Please join WITA as we discuss these efforts, as well as what business and civil society are doing to reduce child and forced labor around the world.
Event to be held virtually on Zoom
WITA Webinar Featuring:
Brenda Brockman Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
Sharon Waxman, President & CEO, Fair Labor Association
Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow in China Studies, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Claude G.B. Fontheim, Chief Executive Officer, Fontheim International, LLC