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Traceability.News: UFLPA and Apparel Industry Risk
Doubtless traceability for imported goods is becoming mandatory, especially for clothing.
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Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), signed into law December 2023, items imported that were wholly or partially manufactured, mined, or otherwise sourced from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China are assumed to be in violation of trade law and will be held, unless the importer can show complete documentation on all items proving forced labor was in no way involved.
Related: Why Fabric Fraud is So Easy to Hide
This in-depth article from the BBC describes how widespread the lies when it comes to the origin of the material in clothing, if the material was recycled as labeled, if the material was honestly certified organic, etc.
GlobalAutoID Members Securing the Supply Chain
Counterfeiting, illegal diversion, and the gray market are all threats to the overall health of a company’s supply chain, the value of their brand, and ultimately profit margins and shareholder returns. GlobalAutoID works with their members to make available innovative and effective supply chain security solutions that address the gaps and oversights that are exploited for illegal gain.
For over 10 years, iTRACE Technologies has been the leading provider of fingerprint/Unique Identity (UID) solutions for cost-effectively guaranteeing the authenticity and integrity of products with secure track and trace.
CCL Design Authentication is a specialist security solution integrator, offering unique security designs and features, to help brand owners protect against counterfeit and illicit trade, securing revenue and safeguarding reputation.
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