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Introduction The UK, US, and Canadian governments have recently announced a range of new measures in relation to human rights violations alleged to be taking place in Xinjiang, China. The new measures include enhanced due diligence requirements for companies with links to the region in order to identify and remove the use of forced labor from their supply chains. The move further underlines the importance of effective supply-chain risk management for companies with complex global…

On December 2, the US Government announced the latest in a long series of actions responding to allegations of forced labor of Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, China. Specifically, US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) dated November 30, 2020 against cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (“XPCC”). The WRO was issued based on information that CBP believes reasonably indicates XPCC’s use of…

Please join the Baker McKenzie team on Thursday, December 3 for a workshop on Supply Chain Risk Management and What It Means Under a Biden Administration. The discussion, slated to start at 12:10pm ET, will be part of the Luxury Law Summit. Baker McKenzie experts will address risk management in the supply chain with a focus on: Supplier risk and relationship managementGrowing risk under a Democratic administrationExport controls and sanctions risks in the supply chain lifecycle,…

Check out Baker McKenzie’s latest report “Supply Chains Reimagined: Recovery and Renewal in Asia Pacific and Beyond” for fascinating and useful information about global supply chains in the pandemic and post-pandemic era.  The report features analysis of global export market share data from Silk Road Associates covering 350 product categories and 150 countries.  The report identifies takeaways for each industry sector and five key trends for global supply chains.  One of these trends is increasing…

Historically, corporate sanctions compliance programs have tended to focus primarily on ensuring that products and services are not sold or diverted to prohibited customers or sanctioned territories. There has often been less focus on the entirety of the supply chain, particularly the significant sanctions compliance risks that can arise upstream in the context of suppliers and vendors. Over the past few years, there has been a shift, with many companies now paying closer attention to…

The novel coronavirus outbreak continues to have a substantial impact across the globe. As of the writing of this post, more than 87,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been identified in 60 countries and territories around the world, claiming the lives of 2,977 people. Travel restrictions are becoming increasingly tighter at airports, with countries either imposing mandatory health screenings on travellers arriving from certain countries, or denying entry to passengers who have recently…