July 21, 2022

‘Hidden Traffic’ Podcast Turns to Mollie Sitkowski for Insight on Supply Chains and Risk Assessments

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

In the episode, Sitkowski discusses key points about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The podcast also explains how U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been advocating forced labor risk assessments since the consumptive demand loophole that allowed companies to import goods made by forced labor was taken out; however, aside from companies in very high-risk industries, most companies were not conducting these risk assessments.

Overall, Sitkowski emphasizes the importance of mapping out supply chains and identifying ones with the highest risk, as well as having a supplier code of conduct in place and ensuring manufacturers are on board and held responsible.

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