Global car manufacturers are in trouble as the US Senate Finance Committee has launched a probe into the alleged Uyghur-forced labor supply chains of major global automakers. A recent report by Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) identified over 100 automotive companies with ties to forced labor in the Xinjiang region. Authorities have issued letters alleging that the said firms have likely procured products and materials from suppliers that used forced labor and until due diligence confirms the contrary, they cannot sell cars in the US that include forced labor. The heightened scrutiny and over-dependence on China for parts have made the complex automotive supply chains especially vulnerable to UFLPA enforcement.
Learn more in Resilinc Special Report on why the world’s largest automakers are under fire, potential violations, and what steps you can take to protect your company from UFLPA.