forced labour

September 16, 2022
Industry association SolarPower Europe has welcomed a proposal from the European Commission on an EU market ban for products made using forced labour.
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July 20, 2022
Following the implementation of the US’ Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) on 21 June, the EU has come under increasing pressure to enact similar measures, with upcoming legislation potentially holding big implications for the region’s solar sector.
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June 30, 2022
US authorities’ move to require documentation showing the source of quartzite in solar module imports should come as no surprise, experts have said, amid suggestions most companies will be able to overcome the latest hurdle that threatens to delay shipments.
June 29, 2022
The US solar industry is facing fresh module shipment delays after new import documentation was demanded by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
December 17, 2021
The US Senate has unanimously passed the bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act (UFLPA) that will ban the import of products from China’s Xinjiang region into the US unless importers can provide "clear and convincing evidence" they were not made with forced labour
December 9, 2021
The US House of Representatives has passed the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act, which aims to ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region, by an overwhelming 428-1 in a move that could have serious consequences for the country’s solar industry.
August 9, 2021
In the wake of the US Withhold and Release Order and other sanctions targeting alleged forced labour in solar supply chains, Graham Vinter, Ursula Owczarkowski and Sarah Bishop of law firm Covington & Burling LLP explore the legal status quo and the options at hand for solar companies to mitigate contractual risk.
July 16, 2021
The July 2021 episode of the Solar Media Podcast, sponsored by Honeywell, is now available to stream, as we delve into everything you need to know about recent polysilicon trade sanctions in the US.
July 15, 2021
Legislation that would ban the import of all products from China’s Xinjiang region into the US has taken a critical step forward, passing the US Senate.
July 9, 2021
The US government has added a host of new China-based solar companies to its Entity List, effectively banning imports of their products into the country.

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