UK forced labour probe reaches out to apparel retailers

By Michelle Russell
Oct 20, 2020

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee launched a probe last month to look at the extent to which businesses in the UK are linked to the use of forced labour of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. It followed a recent report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) that mapped nearly 380 of China's controversial detention centres in Xinjiang province.

The Committee will study the risks that UK-based businesses face when engaging supply chains that originate in China – and what more the government can do to ensure businesses and consumers in the UK do not perpetuate such forced labour.

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