Preventing Forced Labor in Xinjiang, China: Recent Developments and Future Steps

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Speaking Engagement | February.16.2023 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Orrick Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Harvard Law School Association of Washington, D.C., the discussion is dedicated to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act of 2021 (the “Act”) that strengthens the forced labor import prohibition and aims to ensure that U.S. supply chains are free of forced labor.

The Act establishes a rebuttable presumption that goods were made with forced labor if they were made, in whole or in part, in Xinjiang (a region in China) or by any designated entity, effectively banning import of such goods into the United States.

The discussion will cover the risks for U.S. companies doing business connected to Xinjiang, the implementation of the Act, and further crucial steps in fighting forced labor.

Moderated by:
Milana Karayanidi, Special Legal Consultant at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Ana Hinojosa, President of ABH Global Trade Consulting, LLC and Former Executive Director at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Jeanine McGuinness, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
Rayhan Asat, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council