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International Trade

18 September 2020
Anthony V Lupo Sanctions on Chinese apparel companies for forced labour hit retail supply chains

USA - Arent Fox LLP

Fashion and luxury goods companies should be concerned about the recent sanctioning of Chinese companies in Xinjiang province by the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce and other US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developments relating to importing products that contain fabric made with prison or forced labour. Notably, there is a risk that garments made from cotton produced by Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps could be subject to a CBP withhold release order.

Authors: Anthony V Lupo, Kay C Georgi, David Salkeld, Matthew Tuchband
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Kay C Georgi BIS launches rulemaking process for foundational technologies and hints at potential areas of control

USA - Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on foundational technologies, which seeks public comment on criteria for identifying and defining 'foundational technologies' essential to US national security. Although the ANPRM is vague, the potential for stronger control of items currently controlled as Export Administration Regulation 99 or for anti-terrorism, crime control, short supply or UN reasons should prompt comments.

Authors: Kay C Georgi, David Hanke, Regan K Alberda, Marwa M Hassoun
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Teresa Polino CBP gets tough on forced labour: turning supply chain risks into advantages

USA - Arent Fox LLP

Authors: Teresa Polino, David Salkeld, Natan Tubman