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Congress Passes Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: Includes New Import Ban and Sanctions with Opportunity for Public Comment

China, USA - December 16 2021 On December 16, 2021, Congress passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act ("UFLPA" or "Act"), the latest piece of legislation intended to counter…

Christopher Adams, Victor D. Ban, Alan Bersin, Erin Biel, Alexander D. Chinoy, Donald J. Ridings Jr., Stephen Rademaker, Kimberly Strosnider

Germany Passes Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

Germany - July 21 2021 Germany’s Supply Chain Law—not yet available in English— was approved by the Parliament’s Second Chamber (Bundesrat) on 25th June. As the remaining…

Sarah Bishop, Hannah Edmonds, Emanuel Ghebregergis, Robert Henrici, Donald J. Ridings Jr., Paul Mertenskötter

U.S. Blocks Imports From Key Chinese Supplier of Raw Material Used in Solar Panels, Electronics, and Other Goods

China, USA - June 25 2021 On June 24, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a new Withhold Release Order (WRO) prohibiting the importation of silica-based…

Stephen Bartenstein, Alan Bersin, Kerry Shannon Burke, Hannah Edmonds- Camara, Sarah Crowder, Peter Flanagan, Gary S. Guzy, W. Andrew Jack, Donald J. Ridings Jr., Sinéad Oryszczuk, Kevin Poloncarz, Daniel Spiegel

Business and Human Rights: Global Developments

Canada, China, European Union, OECD, USA - June 9 2021 Human rights continue to be a growing area of focus for the international business community. Since Covington's last global update in October 2020…

Alan Bersin, Lanny A. Breuer, Lindsay Brewer, Hannah Edmonds- Camara, Sarah Crowder, Emanuel Ghebregergis, Donald J. Ridings Jr., Fatmata S. Kabia, Ishita Kala, Katarzyna Lasinska, Paul Mertenskötter, Ian Redfearn, Daniel Spiegel, Atli Stannard, Kimberly C. Stietz, Bart M.J. Szewczyk, Sebastian F.A. Vos

Business and Human Rights: Global Developments

European Union, USA - October 23 2020 Since Covington's last global Business and Human Rights update, there have been significant developments in national, regional, and international…

Alan Bersin, Sarah Crowder, Hannah Edmonds, Daniel F. Feldman, Alexandra Francis, Paul Mertenskötter, Cindy Owens, Ian Redfearn, Daniel Spiegel, Atli Stannard, Kimberly C. Stietz