Labor Rights

Total 39 Posts

Members of Congress Continue Push for Funding to Enforce Uyghur Forced Labor Bill

A bipartisan group of members of Congress who head up the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees "requesting expanded funding for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to vigorously enforce the import restrictions required by the Uyghur

Canadian Senate Debates Bill that Would Ban Goods from Xinjiang

As we reported last November, Canadian Senator Leo Housakos of the opposition Conservative party introduced a bill to amend the Customs Tariff so as to prohibit the importation of goods manufactured in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Last week, the Canadian Senate debated the bill as part of

Republican Senators Introduce Bill on SEC Requiring Reporting of Supply Chains Linked to Forced Labor

Six Republican Senators have introduced legislation that would "require the Securities and Exchange Commission to require reporting of sourcing and due diligence activities of companies involving supply chains of products that are imported into the United States that are directly linked to products utilizing forced labor from Xinjiang, China."

UK MP Raises Issue of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

In a UK parliamentary discussion last week, a Member of Parliament raised the issue of Uyghur forced labor in supply chains, prompting a brief discussion between MPs and a UK government official.

Australian Trade Minister Responds to Citizen Petition To Withdraw from ChAFTA

In the Australian House of Representatives, Australia's trade minister has responded to a citizen petition to "cancel" the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, rejecting that request but saying Australia would be taking action against forced labor.

U.S. Public Hearing Announced on Measures To Prevent Imports from China Made with Forced Labor

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) continue to carry out the regulatory procedures necessary to implement the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) enacted last year.

UK Parliament Debates Solar Farms, Touching on China Labor Issues

Last week, a UK parliament debate on large solar farms touched on the issue of solar panels made in China with forced labor.
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