The Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub, GeoTech Center, and Strategic Litigation Project invite you to a virtual panel event assessing the current state of implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFPLA) since it entered into force last month and its future impact across numerous domains.

In December 2021, President Joe Biden signed the UFLPA into law with the objective of “ensuring that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China do not enter the United States market, and for other purposes.”

The Act went into effect on June 21, 2022, with significant implications for human rights, technology supply chains, and accountability.

The panel will unpack how the Act came to be, the impacts of its unfolding implementation, and where we go from here.


AnnMarie Highsmith
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade
US Customs and Border Protection

Elnigar Iltebir
Former Director for China
US National Security Council

Rayhan Asat
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Strategic Litigation Project
Atlantic Council

Kit Conklin
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Elinda Labropoulou
Senior Journalist

Opening remarks by

David O. Shullman
Senior Director, Global China Hub
Atlantic Council