The US fashion industry continues to develop a joint approach with the US government to focus on high-risk trade from Uyghur forced labour without stopping legitimate trade.

 | January 15, 2024
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) president Julia Hughes said the US hearing on the enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was a positive step towards improving the understanding about UFLPA enforcement strategies and how the private sector is a partner in those efforts.

She added that she appreciates the Subcommittee, and the US Congress wants to ensure the enforcement of the UFLPA is targeted and effective and fashion brands and retailers are also committed to ensuring forced labour is eliminated from the supply chain.

She stated: “We will continue to work with Congress, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, US Customs and Border Protection, an the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force to improve transparency, improve targeting, and develop a joint approach with the fashion industry to focus on high-risk trade without stopping legitimate trade.”

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