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ACC Comments on Implementation of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Andrew Fasoli

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2022) — The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which enters into force today:

“Forced labor should have no place at any stage of the global manufacturing value chain. ACC members have long-standing commitments to promote safe and secure supply chains and worker rights and safety around the globe.

“We will continue to engage with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other relevant authorities as they implement the Act.”

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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