The Rise of Third Country Manufacturing

Thursday, June 8, 2023
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Statistics dashboard unveiled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in mid-March makes it clear that companies need to look beyond China when mapping their supply chains. The dashboard reveals a startlingly high number of stopped shipments that originated in Vietnam and Malaysia. What can we surmise from this newly available data on shipments detained and released from countries outside of China? How should companies respond to the rise of third-country manufacturers?

 Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • How to interpret the new CBP UFLPA Statistics dashboard.
  • How UFLPA enforcement trends are impacting businesses.
  • What next steps companies should take to comply.


Headshot of Dr. Leonardo BonanniLeonardo Bonanni
CEO & Founder

Dr. Leonardo Bonanni is the founder and CEO of Sourcemap. Dr. Bonanni is a frequent lecturer on supply chain transparency and has testified before the US Senate Finance Committee on forced labor enforcement. He has published articles in Fast Company and has been featured in publications including Fortune, Green Biz and Sourcing Journal. He has been named among America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Businessweek, among the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere and as a 2021 Environment and Energy Leader 100 Honoree. He holds a PhD and Masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Headshot of Nate HermanNate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992. 


Stephanie Paendong