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Human Rights in Supply Chains—Adapting to New Enforcement Risks and Conducting Effective Due Diligence

Human Rights in Supply Chains—Adapting to New Enforcement Risks and Conducting Effective Due Diligence

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Companies are facing a host of new and fast-evolving enforcement risks related to forced labor and other human rights issues in supply chains.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Dan Feldman, partner and co-chair of the firm's Business and Human Rights (BHR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices will moderate a panel discussion with Sarah Bishop, of counsel and vice-chair of the firm's ESG practice, Alan Bersin, policy consultant and former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and associate Emanuel Ghebregergis. Covington's BHR experts will cover key trends and developments in the United States and Europe, including:

  • Trends in the enforcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of Section 307 of the Tariff Act, which prohibits the importation of goods produced with forced labor, in conjunction with the recently-passed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act;
  • The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, which comes into force in January 2023, and what companies are doing to prepare; and
  • The current status of the EU’s proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and plans to implement a forced labor import ban in the EU. 

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