The Latest Tool in the U.S. Enforcement Arsenal Against China Targets Forced Labor

The U.S. government may have a sharp new tool in its “all-tools approach” to China policy with the House’s passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. As Wade Weems, a lawyer at Kobre & Kim, and William Weightman, an analyst at the firm, explain in a guest article, if implemented, the Act would greatly strengthen the ability of the U.S. government to target Chinese companies that it determines are involved in forced-labor activities, or that support or benefit from those activities. They discuss the Act, how the government is using related tools such as the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, how companies are responding to the new enforcement, and best practices for compliance. See “The Global Modern Slavery Landscape: Standard Practice for Maintaining Compliance” (May 29, 2019).

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