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Xinjiang Update: US House Passes Import Ban

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

September 23, 2020 Dear Colleagues, In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives yesterday passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which effectively bans the import of apparel and other products with content from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The bill was a focus of last week’s hearing on forced labor in…

US House Votes to Ban Forced Labor Goods from Uyghur Region

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

Worker Rights Consortium— a member of Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region — Calls Congressional Action “A High-Decibel Wake Up Call for Apparel Brands Complicit in Forced Labor”

Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour testifies before Congress

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

Representatives from the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour testified before the House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The Campaign for Uyghurs, the Worker Rights Consortium, and the AFL-CIO provided testimony to members of Congress on why apparel brands must divest from the Xinjiang Region of China. Supply chains of most…

Members of Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour Testify Before Congress

Country: China, United States
Issues: Forced Labor

House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee holds hearing on imports from the Xinjiang Region Washington, D.C.— Today, three members of the 280+ groups that make up the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour testified before the House Ways & Means Committee. The Campaign for Uyghurs, the Worker Rights Consortium, and the AFL-CIO are part of a coalition calling…

Today: Join WRC to Discuss Our Guidance to Licensees on Uyghur Forced Labor

Country:
Issues: Forced Labor

Uyghur Forced Labor and University Logo Apparel Today 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET Dear colleagues, As a reminder, the WRC invites you to join us today for our webinar on Uyghur Forced Labor and the WRC’s new guidance to licensees. Two guest speakers, Nury Turkel and Amy Lehr, will be joining our staff on the webinar to provide…