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New Report on Forced Uyghur Labor

Published: March 2, 2020

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: March 2, 2020 Re: New Report on Forced Uyghur Labor There was extensive media coverage this weekend of a new report, by an Australian research group, connecting Nike and other brands to factories in China employing Uyghur workers under conditions that strongly indicate forced labor….

Combatting Forced Labor and Enforcing Workers’ Rights Using the Tariff Act

Published: February 26, 2020

By the International Labor Rights Forum – The U.S. has one of the most powerful tools for preventing the import of goods made by forced labor: the Tariff Act. Yet, Section 307 of the Tariff Act is rarely enforced. In its new report released today – “Combatting Forced Labor and Enforcing Workers’ Rights Using the…

Forced Labor in China and University Logo Apparel

Published: February 21, 2020

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: February 21, 2020 Re: Forced Labor in China and University Logo Apparel I write concerning the human rights and forced labor crisis in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The WRC is in the process of developing concrete guidance for licensees concerning the actions necessary…

Update on Forced Labor and Hetian Taida Apparel

Published: October 11, 2019

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Penelope Kyritsis Date: October 11, 2019 Re: Update on Forced Labor and Hetian Taida Apparel We write to share two updates related to Hetian Taida Apparel Co., Ltd., a Chinese garment producer where the WRC documented the use of forced labor in the production of university logo goods (see our report…

Heitan Taida Apparel Co., LTD.

Published: October 11, 2019

In December 2018, Hetian Taida Apparel, a Chinese supplier to Badger Sport, was identified by the Associated Press (AP) as operating within an internment and forced labor camp in China’s Xinjiang province. The WRC confirmed certain aspects of AP’s reporting in a memorandum sent to universities shortly thereafter. This investigative report is the product of a deeper assessment, drawing on…

New WRC Report: Hetian Taida/Badger Sport (China)

Published: June 24, 2019

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Penelope Kyritsis Date: June 24, 2019 Re: New WRC Report: Hetian Taida/Badger Sport (China) Please find here the WRC’s investigative report concerning Hetian Taida Apparel, a Chinese supplier to Badger Sport. In December 2018, Hetian Taida was identified by the Associated Press (AP) as operating within an internment and…

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

Published: December 19, 2018

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp — MyTwinTiers