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This newsletter is dedicated to the providing insight and commentary on enforcement of the U.S. forced labor import ban, Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (“Section 307”), including as that law has been augmented by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (Pub. L. 117-78) (the “UFLPA”).

I am a partner and head of the customs practice at Kelley Drye & Warren in Washington D.C. Views expressed in this newsletter are strictly my own, and are not attributable to my firm or any clients.

In February 2021, I published a piece at Lawfare, examining Section 307, describing the law’s potential, and explaining how the law suffers from certain fundamental defects that can only be addressed in a revised statutory structure.

My hope is that my experience working with this law on a daily basis will allow me to shed light on dimensions not easily recognized, for a broad audience of interested stakeholders, including companies, policymakers, writers and other observers.

I believe in the potential of a forced labor import ban to be a powerful tool—maybe the most powerful legal tool conceivable—in the eradication of supply chain links to forced labor, provided it is thoughtfully designed to achieve that purpose.

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Partner and head of the customs practice at the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren in Washington, DC.