US warns companies with supply chain links to Xinjiang of economic, legal risks

The US-China Business Council said Wednesday’s advisory is a useful reminder on safeguarding supply chains. “Most of our member companies have maintained a clear and consistent policy forbidding all of their suppliers from engaging in forced labour activities,” said Jacob Parker, the group’s senior vice-president. Parker added that forced labour is a global problem that governments, labour groups, companies and civic society need to tackle cooperatively. “Only through a collaboration of that magnitude, can we address some of the challenges that have been highlighted publicly,” he added.