Labor Rights

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Biden Administration Adds 26 Textile Companies to UFLPA Entity List

The interagency Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) – which is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and also includes the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Justice, Labor, State, and the Treasury – has voted to add 26 companies

Biden Administration Official Testifies on Chinese Forced Labor, Makes Case that Continued Pressure Can Have an Impact

At a recent Congressional hearing, a Biden administration official and members of Congress expressed disappointment that U.S. pressure on China to change its labor practices had not been successful so far, but maintained hope that it would have an impact over the long term.

Latest USTR Foreign Trade Barriers Report Reiterates Prior Concerns, Identifies New Chinese Measures

Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office issued its 2024 report on foreign trade barriers. The section on Chinese laws and regulations is mostly the same as the previous year, but new concerns on government procurement, labor, and export restrictions have been added.

Final U.S. AD/CVD Rules Allow Targeting of Inaction on Property, IP, Labor, Environment, Human Rights

Under a final rule published today, the U.S. Commerce Department will take into account "nonexistent, weak, or ineffective property (including intellectual property), human rights, labor, and environmental protections" in various ways as part of its anti-dumping/countervailing duty calculations. Chinese products are likely to be targeted here,

Congress Keeps Up Pressure on Chinese Seafood Imports Tied to Forced Labor

U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), the Chair and Co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, have continued their push against seafood imports from China that are alleged to be tied to forced labor, raising new concerns about North Korean labor used in

U.S. Court of International Trade Rejects Preliminary Injunction in Ninestar UFLPA Listing Case

In a ruling last week, a U.S. Court of International Trade judge rejected a Chinese company's request for a preliminary injunction against a U.S. government decision to add it to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List.

Reactions to Volkswagen Labor Rights Story

As a follow-up to a recent piece on Volkswagen products being caught up by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), there have been several reactions that are worth noting.
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