supply chain

EU Unveils Plan to Ban Products Made With Forced Labor

On Wednesday, the European Commission officially released its proposal for banning products made with forced labor from entering EU markets. While the proposed regulation does not single out a specific country, it is widely seen...

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Enters Into Force

On Tuesday, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect in the U.S. The bill was conceived in 2019, approved by the Senate last July, and passed by Congress in December before being signed into law by...

Interview: Laura Murphy on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

Evidence of human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang has significantly increased over the past five years. As documented by researchers and human rights groups, the Chinese government has subjected...

Will China’s “Dominance in Manufacturing” Endure?

Earlier this week at The Atlantic, Matt Schiavenza analyzed an infographic published by the International Business Times to show that, despite rising labor costs, we can expect China to remain a dominant force in global...

Report Alleges Labor Violations at Apple Supplier

U.S.-based workers-rights group China Labor Watch published a report on Monday alleging numerous labor violations at three factories owned by Pegatron Group, a major supplier to Apple: CLW’s investigations revealed at least 86...

What Paintbrush Makers Know About How to Beat China

In an article for the New York Times, Adam Davidson looks at two U.S. paintbrush makers and the strategies they’ve used to stay competitive as Chinese manufacturers offer products for a considerably lower price:...

Apple Hire Suggests Focus on Supply Chain Pollution

Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson announced her new role as Apple’s vice president for environmental initiatives this week. As Brian Fung points out at the National Journal, it seems likely that...

Apple’s China Problems

The New York Times traces the human element of Apple’s supply chain in a lengthy report on conditions at the Chinese factories that make its wildly popular devices: Some former Apple executives say there is an unresolved...

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