The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act introduces a U.S. import ban on goods mined, produced or manufactured from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China through alleged forced labor. The Chinese government, for its part, denies any mistreatment of ethnic or religious minorities in the region. The Anti-Corruption Report recently spoke with Michael Littenberg, a partner at Ropes & Gray, about the new law, which was signed December 3, 2021, and the practical implications for companies’ compliance and human rights programs. See “The Latest Tool in the U.S. Enforcement Arsenal Against China Targets Forced Labor
” (Jan. 6, 2021).