In today’s globalized world, the issue of forced labor in international trade has gained significant attention. We have compiled resources and information regarding forced labor along with the Simply Trade podcasts and industry leaders created this series which addresses this important topic, offering insights, expert discussions, and actionable steps for businesses to ensure compliance with forced labor regulations. This resource page will provide an overview of the podcast series, highlighting the main takeaways, discussion points, and links to several resources.

Exploring Forced Labor in the Global Supply Chain

The series covers various perspectives on forced labor, ranging from governments to private sector entities. Among the topics addressed are the “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” and forced labor prevention laws in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Furthermore, the podcast highlights:

  • The role of CBP compliance and government actions in response to forced labor issues
  • The challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in complying with legislation
  • The potential need for legal expertise or service providers to navigate forced labor regulations effectively

Understanding the Importance of Collaboration and Education

The podcast series emphasizes the significance of collaboration, communication, and continuous learning for businesses when dealing with forced labor. The hosts aim to help listeners develop proficiency in this domain, focusing on compliance and due diligence efforts.

  • The importance of proper due diligence, monitoring suppliers, and acting in accordance with the law
  • How virtual training can enhance a team’s knowledge on the subject matter, regardless of group size
  • The use of AI and blockchain technologies to modernize supply chains and improve efficiency

A Call to Action for Businesses in International Trade

This series on forced labor serves as a timely reminder for businesses operating in the global market. Having a comprehensive understanding of forced labor regulations is vital for compliance and mitigating risks in supply chains. At the same time, technology, communication, and continuous education should be at the forefront of a company’s strategy in addressing forced labor issues.

Armed with insights from the podcast series, businesses are encouraged to assess their current practices and optimize their forced labor compliance strategies. Stay tuned for more in-depth, individual articles and case studies discussing specific topics in greater detail.

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Simply Trade: Forced Labor Series

Forced Labor Series