Forced Labor Detection and Prevention

  • Friday, March 26, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom webinar


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Forced Labor Detection and Prevention

A webinar by the International Trade Club of Chicago

Forced labor is a form of modern slavery where employers and other actors in the supply chain use their positions of authority to manipulate and coerce, and even to threaten and use violence, in order to force workers into performing work. CBP has recently increased efforts to prevent goods manufactured by prohibited forms of labor from being imported into the U.S. by enforcing withhold release orders (WRO) and findings under 19 U.S.C. 1307. CBP has made it clear that downstream products produced in whole or in part in with forced labor are also prohibited. Importers are ultimately responsible for ensuring the products they import do not exploit forced labor at any point in their supply chain.

This program will identify compliance strategies to protect your supply chain from forced labor by:

  • Defining forced labor and identifying high risk regions and industries
  • Describing the CBP process for issuing and revoking a WRO or formal finding
  • Outlining how to prove subject merchandise was not produced with forced labor
  • Recommending the best practices for detecting and preventing forced labor in the supply chain

This webinar, the latest in the Import / Export Workshop Series of the ITCC, is a must attend event for all importers, exporters, custom brokers, sureties, carriers, in-house lawyers and international trade professionals who need an understanding of forced labor detection and prevention.

    Presented by:

    • Meaghan E. Vander Schaaf, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn LLP, Chicago, Illinois

    Program Chair: Brian F. WalshBarnes, Richardson & Colburn LLP, Chicago, Illinois

      Register online [NOTE: Registrants must complete Zoom registration with Check-In in the confirmation email. Deadline: 8:45 am, 26 March. No entry to event after that. Late Check Ins will receive recording.]

      • $60 for ITCC and CCBFA members and their guests
      • $95 non members

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      Space limited – register early.  No refunds after 25 March.

      Attention Certified Customs Specialists: This program is approved by NCBFAA for 2 CCS Continuing Education Credits. Send your NEI ID number to Genetra at and indicate whether a "Certificate of Attendance" is desired.

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      ITCC / Karl L. Buschmann 

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