John Foote

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John Foote is a partner in the international trade practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, and author of the Substack newsletter Forced Labor & Trade. Views expressed are his own.

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Trade and Security

Does Customs and Border Protection Have the Legal Authority to Seize Merchandise Made With Forced Uyghur Labor?

Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security are asserting that CBP will seize goods in order to enforce the 2021 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, though it does not appear to have the authority to do so.