MPs commissioned by the UK Government to review the Modern Slavery Act have published an interim report on the Transparency in Supply Chains Provision in s.54. This blog looks at some of the key recommendations and what they would mean for UK business. The MPs were asked: “how to ensure compliance and drive up the
Last month a court in Dortmund heard arguments in Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH. It is a case brought against a German retailer, under English law principles of tort in relation to a fire at the factory of a supplier in Pakistan. This post explains what the case is about and
The U.S. Government is renewing its focus on mitigating technological risks by regulating the supply chain for various goods and services. To achieve these goals, Congress and agencies have introduced, and in some cases enacted, legislation and regulations that direct agencies to identify, assess, and mitigate supply chain risks generally as well as prohibit agencies
Initial responses to the European Commission’s public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer suggest that, bar retailers, the majority of significant stakeholders (including Member States, farmer groups, agricultural organisations and NGOs) are in favour of action at EU level to increase fairness and balance in the food supply chain. The
FDA has announced public meetings and a pilot program related to the electronic exchange of tracking information for prescription drugs in the supply chain.
The California Attorney General’s (AG) office recently issued letters to more than 1,700 companies listed as manufacturers or retailers on their California state tax returns requiring them to notify the AG’s office that they are, or are not, in compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the Act). These letters appear to be
Hogan Lovells’ Government Contracts Practice recently issued a Client Alert on the first proposed rule issued by the Department of Defense (“DoD”) regarding the detection and avoidance of counterfeit parts in the DoD supply chain. Authored by Partners Thomas L. McGovern III and Michael D. McGill and Associate Michael J. Scheimer, the alert analyzes each section of the