Washington, D.C. — Following U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by a vote of 428–1, National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse released the following statement:
“Manufacturers strongly condemn and oppose all forms of forced labor in China and around the world, so we fully support congressional action on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act to ensure that goods produced with forced labor do not enter the United States. Upon full enactment of the legislation, manufacturers look forward to working with relevant government agencies to ensure the law is implemented with predictable processes, clear requirements and effective enforcement to support our shared goal of eradicating forced labor.”
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