UKFT Guide to China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law
UKFT has published a Guide to China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law for UK fashion and textile companies. This is available to UKFT members – to access your copy email firstname.lastname@example.org.
China’s new Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law potentially targets non-Chinese companies which make public statements condemning or outlawing the use of products made in Xinjiang province in Northern China, or in China as a whole if the company believes they could potentially be the result of Modern Slavery.
This document explains:
- The complicated supply chain issues around Chinese cotton.
- Issues around making Modern Slavery declarations and how they lead companies to consider making statements about Chinese production in their global supply chain.
- The scope of the Chinese Anti-Foreign Sanctions.
- What it means for companies bound by the UK’s Modern Slavery Act or which elect to make statements
- Implications for companies of the US “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act”, December 2021.
- Which UK companies are potentially affected
- How UK fashion and textile brands and retailers can avoid being attacked under the law
- What UKFT is doing with the UK Government and other partners to protect UK companies
Please also read UKFT’s separate Guide to Making Modern Slavery Statements.