What G-7 Xinjiang Focus Means For UK And US Companies

By Viren Mascarenhas, Peter Hood and Douglass Cassel (July 14, 2021, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Last month's G-7 summit showed that eradicating forced labor in China's northwest Xinjiang region remains a top priority for leaders of the world's most advanced economies. But what does this mean for international businesses with supply chains extending to the region?

In this analysis, we sketch the political landscape and consider how U.K. and U.S. businesses should mitigate any legal exposure.

Political Landscape

At the close of the recent G-7 summit, the leaders issued a joint communique committing to ensure that global supply chains are free from the use of forced labor.[1] Ostensibly, this is a general commitment that extends to all...

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