The term “Fashion Police” gets a whole new meaning: Forced labor in the fashion industry supply chain

The recent abolishment of the “consumptive demand” exemption in the Tariff Act of 1930 has made it harder for companies to import goods that may have been made with forced labor — which raises unique considerations for the fashion industry, says Elizabeth Kurpis at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC.

Source: Forced Labor Loophole Closed, Fashion Brands Beware – Law360

WinklaarWhat can be done by fashion companies looking to be proactive when it comes to forced and child labor practices in their supply chain? Unfortunately, the answer is quite complex, but with the “consumptive demand” exemption repealed, fashion companies now have the opportunity to reassess their supply chains and how they verify that labor laws are not being violated.  The legal and reputational stakes are high.


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