Supply Chain Due Diligence is Here to Stay: What Fashion Brands Need to Know

A USFIA and Arent Fox Webinar
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    February 16, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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The proposed New York State Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act (Fashion Act) and recently enacted Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) aim to compel the fashion industry to expedite the pace of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) initiatives in the fashion industry and will also impose new supply chain diligence requirements that may impact operations internationally.

The Fashion Act may seem limited in scope, but it would broadly apply to all fashion retailers and manufacturers doing business, including e-commerce activities, in New York State. Companies found to be in non-compliance may be subject to a penalty of two percent of annual revenues and be included on a list of non-compliant companies.

Join Arent Fox Partner Angela Santos and Associate Christine Hintze will discuss the Fashion Act supply chain mapping and disclosure requirements and the UFLPA forced labor import restrictions, as well as how fashion companies can prepare and take a risk-based approach to complying with the new requirements.

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