U.S. Customs and Border Protection has lifted an import ban on garments produced by Natchi Apparel Ltd. in India. As a result, shipments of such goods will be allowed to enter U.S. commerce (provided they are otherwise in compliance with U.S. law) and shipments that have previously been detained will be released.

CBP issued a withhold release order against garments from Natchi in late July but now states that this company and others have provided evidence that all five of the International Labor Organization indicators of forced labor identified in the WRO have been addressed.

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg offers a comprehensive suite of services to help companies address forced labor concerns, including supply chain reviews, due diligence strategies, and proactive remediation. ST&R also maintains a frequently updated web page offering a broad range of information on forced labor-related efforts in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, please contact ST&R at

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