About The Webinar

In recent years, the United States has expanded its forced labor trade enforcement tools and utilized them at unprecedented levels.  Other countries and regions have also proposed measures to combat forced labor, including the European Union’s recent proposal to ban products made by forced labor.

Join us for a discussion on this evolving topic of global efforts to combat forced labor and how the differing approaches can impact your supply chain.

Key Topics

  • update on U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act;
  • update on U.S. withhold release orders (WROs);
  • entities and industries identified for U.S. enforcement, including the most recent updates to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) list;
  • summary of European Union (EU) proposed ban;
  • Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act;
  • other country rules and reporting requirements such as the U.K. Modern Slavery Act and California Supply Chain Transparency Act; Additional proposed laws;
  • preventative measures to support compliance.


Elise Shibles

Partner, Advisory Committee; Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Partner, Advisory Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She leads the firm’s Textiles and Apparel Practice as well as its Forced Labor Practice. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including USMCA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, Section 301 tariff mitigation, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 


Amanda Levitt


AMANDA LEVITT is a Member with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, resident in the New York office. Her practice is focused on international trade and customs law, particularly relating to classification and marking / country of origin issues.



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