Ethical Supply Chains: Ensuring Compliance with U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (Focus on Apparel)
Chuỗi Cung ứng có Đạo đức: Đảm bảo tuân thủ Đạo luật Chống Lao động Cưỡng bức của Hoa Kỳ (Tập trung vào May mặc)
|Virtual participation only. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Language: English & Vietnamese (simultaneous interpretation)
Join this virtual event to understand what the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) is, why it exists, and how to ensure your manufacturing supply chains comply so you can ensure ethical supply chains and continue to export products to the United States.
Learn direct from senior official subject matter experts at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security about the ULFPA, which went into effect on June 22, 2022. Join a follow-on discussion with industry experts in the apparel industry to learn what practical measures you and your partner companies can take to ensure compliance and avoid having your shipments detained. Simultaneous interpretation available in Vietnamese.
Don’t miss the valuable Business Intelligence Briefing which provides critical information to ensure compliance to prevent forced labor and facilitate legitimate trade and exports from Vietnam.
Ngôn ngữ: tiếng Anh & tiếng Việt (Sự kiện có phiên dịch song song)
Tham gia sự kiện trực tuyến này để hiểu Đạo luật Chống Lao động Cưỡng bức của Hoa Kỳ (UFLPA) là gì, tại sao nó tồn tại và cách đảm bảo các chuỗi cung ứng sản xuất của bạn tuân thủ để bạn có thể đảm bảo các chuỗi cung ứng có đạo đức và tiếp tục xuất khẩu sản phẩm sang Hoa Kỳ.
Tìm hiểu trực tiếp từ các chuyên gia chính thức cấp cao từ Cơ quan Hải quan và Bảo vệ Biên giới Hoa Kỳ và Bộ An ninh Nội địa về ULFPA, có hiệu lực vào ngày 22 tháng 6 năm 2022. Tham gia một cuộc thảo luận tiếp theo với các chuyên gia ngành may mặc để tìm hiểu những biện pháp thiết thực nào mà bạn và các công ty đối tác của bạn có thể thực hiện để đảm bảo tuân thủ và tránh việc chuyến hàng của bạn bị giam giữ. Sự kiện có phiên dịch đồng thời bằng tiếng Việt.
Đừng bỏ lỡ buổi Tọa đàm Kinh doanh Thông minh cung cấp thông tin quan trọng để đảm bảo tuân thủ nhằm ngăn chặn lao động cưỡng bức và tạo điều kiện thuận lợi cho thương mại và xuất khẩu hợp pháp từ Việt Nam.
|Part 1 – The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (ULFPA) – Implementation and Enforcement Plans (on the record)
|Opening Remarks by Ambassador Marc E. Knapper
|Presentation by CBP and DHS
Eric Choy, Acting Executive Director, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, Office of Trade, Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
John Pickel, Principal Director, Trade and Economic Competitiveness, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
|Q&A session begins
|Q&A session concludes/Part 1 ends
|Part 2 – Why the ULFPA Exists – a Front-line Report on the Situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) (off the record)
Remarks by Dake Kang, Journalist, The Associated Press in Beijing
|Part 2 Concludes
|Part 3 – Enabling Ethical Supply Chains and UFLPA Compliance – Industry Panel (Chatham House Rules)
|MC Introduction of Panelists
|Industry Panel Discussion
AmCham Members: VND 200,000
Non-members: VND 350,000
|Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.
Ambassador Marc E. Knapper
Marc E. Knapper is a member of the Senior Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State and the Ambassador to Vietnam. He most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan from August 2018 to July 2021. Prior to assuming this position, Marc was Chargé d’Affaires ad interim in Seoul from 2017 to 2018 and Deputy Chief of Mission from 2015 to 2016. Earlier assignments include Director for India Affairs, Director for Japan Affairs, and tours in Seoul, Baghdad, Tokyo, and Hanoi.
Marc is a recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the nation’s highest diplomatic honor. Marc has also received a Presidential Meritorious Service Award and the Department of State’s Linguist of the Year Award. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and also studied at the University of Tokyo, Middlebury College’s intensive Japanese program, the Army War College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program. Marc speaks Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
A native of Los Angeles, Marc is married to Suzuko Knapper and they have one son, Alex, who is 21.
Acting Executive Director, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, Office of Trade
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Eric Choy serves as the Executive Director for Trade Remedy and Law Enforcement at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he is responsible for threat assessment units, special investigations and enforcement programs focused on detecting, deterring, and disrupting illicit trade, with special emphasis on Forced Labor violations, evasion of special tariff cases, and civil penalties.
Previously, Eric was the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade at the Department of Homeland Security responsible for policies and initiatives that enable the flow of legitimate trade, services, capital, and technology across our Nation’s borders to protect the economy and assure a fair, competitive, and safe trade environment.
Principal Director, Trade and Economic Competitiveness
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
John Pickel is the Principal Director of Trade and Economic Competitiveness within DHS’s Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans. This Directorate includes teams that lead interagency coordination and policy development related to trade facilitation and enforcement across DHS as well as broad supply chain and regional issues that impact American economic competitiveness.
John previously spent 10 years at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in trade-specific roles. Most recently, he was the Trade Counsellor to the Commissioner of CBP. Previously, he served as the Director of Trade Policy and Agriculture within CBP’s Office of Congressional Affairs. Before joining CBP, John spent 10 years working in the private sector and on Capitol Hill.
John is a graduate of George Washington University and lives in northern Virginia.
The Associated Press in Beijing
Dake Kang is a journalist for The Associated Press in Beijing, where he has been based since 2018.
Dake spearheaded coverage of China’s initial response to COVID-19 and campaign of forced assimilation in Xinjiang that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting. His previous work with colleagues on human trafficking, forced labor and mass incarceration has won numerous awards, including the Osborn Elliott Prize, a Sigma Delta Chi Award, and multiple nods from the Overseas Press Club.
Before China, Dake reported from Cleveland, Thailand, New York, Philadelphia, Iowa and India. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied history and math, and wrote his thesis on the construction of Beijing’s first subway. He found it was designed, in part, as an air raid escape hatch for China’s top leaders during the Cold War.
AmCham Manufacturing Committee Co-Chair
Giovanni has over 19 years industry experience spanning China, South East Asia and Latin America with Leadership roles of Global Sourcing, Engineering and corporate supply chain strategy.
Giovanni has a sound record in transforming global sourcing/supply organizations through new operating models, innovative supplier collaboration strategies, and cutting-edge technology. He is seasoned in establishing and evolving teams at critical functions in strategic sourcing countries.
His footprint in Vietnam goes back to 2011 and currently is focused on boosting supply chain value, ESG, and diversification while enhancing supply chain transparency.
Giovanni is a strong advocate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is motivated to cultivate highly engaged partnerships to operationalize business practices that accelerates the achievement of goals for a better and regenerative tomorrow.
|Truong Van Cam
Vice Chairman cum General Secretary
Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association – VITAS
Partner and Consultant
Mimi Vu is a partner at Raise Partners, a consulting practice that helps nonprofits, philanthropists, private sector, and governments work together to achieve their highest social and environmental impact. She also serves as a Board Member of the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. Mimi has 20 years of nonprofit experience in communications, policy, fundraising, law enforcement training, trafficking and modern slavery prevention in supply chains, program development, and advocacy for organizations including Pacific Links Foundation, VinaCapital Foundation, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Branch Director of PPJ Group
Education: M.Sc. in Textile and Garment Technology
Experiences & Knowledges: 25 years of experience in Textile and Garment Industry.
|Vo Manh Hung (William)
Cotton Council International (CCI) & Cotton Incorporated (CI)
Over the past 25 years, he engaged in textile industry, gaining experience in manufacturing, supply chain, trade, business development across sectors and markets.
Since 2007, William Hung has been working for Cotton Council International (CCI) and Cotton Incorporated (CI). He represents for both organizations in Vietnam as consultant and country representative. His main responsible is building the market for U.S cotton through various projects, programs and activities such as COTTON DAY, seminars, trade shows, sourcing fairs, sales and technical training workshops, …He is responsible for Vietnam and Cambodia.
With a degree in foreign trade, he started career in business development in multinational companies. He held several roles in Mitsui & Co. and J.C Penney.
William Hung resides in Ho Chi Minh city.
Mary Tarnowka joined AmCham Vietnam as Executive Director in August 2019. She continues to carry out AmCham’s long-term mission to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment partnership and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam, established when it was founded informally just after the trade embargo was lifted in 1994. Under her leadership, AmCham Vietnam has been revitalized. It is one of the largest, diverse, and inclusive foreign business associations in Vietnam. Its network of active committees and extensive range of events provide members valuable opportunities for professional networking, business intelligence, advocacy, and business promotion. AmCham strives to be the most strategic and influential business association in Vietnam – that drives innovation and sustainable growth and helps its members succeed. A community you want to join!
Mary is an international trade and economic expert with decades of experience managing organizations and policy advocacy in Asia. Prior to joining AmCham, Mary served as the U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. As a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mary has served throughout the Indo-Pacific region, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Before joining the State Department, Mary worked as a CPA and Tax Manager at KPMG’s San Francisco Office. Mary also serves as a Director on the Board of VinaCapital GS Energy.