December 02, 2021

‘Hidden Traffic’ Podcast Turns to Mollie Sitkowski for Insight on Import and Export Compliance

On the Compliance Podcast Network’s “Hidden Traffic” podcast, government and regulatory affairs counsel Mollie Sitkowski shares best practices for import and export compliance professionals to assess human trafficking risk and to leverage organizational resources to combat forced labor.

In the episode, Sitkowski explains U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations related to forced labor, such as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and the proposed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. She also details what to expect regarding withhold release orders (WRO) and increased enforcement, including a recent finding and challenges in responding.

Overall, Sitkowski emphasizes the importance of proactively conducting audits and securing backup documentation, as well as communicating with suppliers and having a code of conduct in place.

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