Forced Labor

Forced labor tied to imports into the US has been a persistent concern, with various legislative measures aimed at addressing this issue. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), enacted in 2016, strengthened enforcement mechanisms to combat forced labor by enhancing customs and border protection efforts. It bolstered authorities to block goods suspected of being produced with forced labor and increased transparency in supply chains. The Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA), passed in 2015, provided a mechanism for companies and workers to file complaints regarding unfair trade practices, including those involving forced labor, leading to more rigorous investigations and enforcement actions. Recently, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) has emerged as a response to reports of widespread forced labor in Xinjiang, China. This legislation aims to prohibit imports from regions where forced labor is prevalent, particularly targeting goods produced by Uyghur Muslims in forced labor camps. Together, these acts signify a commitment to combatting forced labor in supply chains and upholding human rights standards in international trade.


To gain a deeper understanding of forced labor issues and their implications for global supply chains, we encourage you to leverage our curated Forced Labor Resources. Furthermore, our Forced Labor Services offer tailored assistance to help businesses take proactive steps towards ensuring ethical sourcing practices. From conducting risk assessments to implementing robust monitoring and auditing procedures, we provide comprehensive support aimed at mitigating the risk of forced labor in supply chains and promoting responsible business conduct. Together, let's work towards a future where forced labor is eradicated from all aspects of commerce, ensuring the dignity and rights of workers worldwide.

Deleon Trade's Forced Labor Solutions Provider Matrix

It is imperative to familiarize yourself with the software tools available to help screen and map supply chains to identify potential risk indicators.

To help look further into what technology partners may be available to you, make sure to download Deleon Trade's Forced Labor Solutions Providers Matrix.

As of April 2024, this matrix covers 18 unique providers and provides insight into 31 unique data points.

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