Uygur Forced Labor Prevention Act takes effect in US, banning imports from Xinjiang

Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, agreed that companies were eager to work with Washington on the issue, but expressed concern that the legislation’s rapid implementation and “limited information” from the government in advance had created uncertainty for importers. “Messy enforcement would further snarl already stressed supply chains and contribute to inflation,” said Allen, adding that it would be “difficult for companies with complex supply chains to provide sufficient documentation on short notice to show that their supply chains do not have a nexus to Xinjiang.”