Richard Mojica Discusses Anti-Forced Labor Legislation in Politico

"Industry Does a 180 on Uyghur Bill"

Politico

07.26.2021

International Member Richard Mojica commented how industry interests are pushing House Democrats to approve the Senate version of the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act, legislation they once opposed, because of how it would reform the Withhold Release Order (WRO) process at Customs and Border Protection (CBP). If the Senate version becomes law, "CBP will be required to make its process for evaluating admissibility more transparent," Mojica said, adding that "the bill would require Treasury and Homeland Security… to issue guidance to importers on the type of evidence required to show that goods were not made with forced labor, or that they do not contain products originating from Xinjiang." Depending on how the provision is implemented, CBP's guidance "provision may assist importers in their effort to demonstrate admissibility, if their supply chains are in fact clean of forced labor," Mojica said.