US FORCED LABOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES RECOMMENDED FOR IMPORTERS

HKTDC on 28th August reported that US Customs and Border Protection has posted to its website a list of recommended business practices to address the risk of forced labour in global supply chains. US law prohibits the importation of goods mined, produced or manufactured, wholly or in part, in any foreign country by forced labour, including convict labour, forced child labour and indentured labour – and such goods are subject to exclusion and/or seizure and may lead to criminal investigation of the importer.  Recent legislation closed a loophole in the law that had allowed imports of certain forced labour-produced goods if they were not produced domestically in such quantities as to meet consumptive demands.

http://economists-pick-research.hktdc.com/business-news/article/Regulatory-Alert-US/Forced-Labour-Risk-Management-Principles-Recommended-for-Importers/baus/en/1/1X300W0C/1X0AF0GK.htm

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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