Webinar: Enhancing Xinjiang Forced Labor Risk Assessments

Thursday, April 11, 2024
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.


During this session, Senior Solutions Analyst Colby Potter will demonstrate how to uncover both obvious and non-obvious forced labor risks — from a supplier’s physical location in Xinjiang to forced labor exposure through its sub-tier suppliers.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • To understand the challenges US importers face in auditing supply chains for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) compliance.
  • How to explore strategies to identify supply chain exposure to Xinjiang without relying solely on supplier disclosures.
  • How leveraging global corporate documents and trade records can help mitigate both obvious and non-obvious forced labor risks in the supply chain.


Headshot of Colby PotterColby Potter
Commercial Solutions Manager

Colby Potter is a Commercial Solutions Manager at Sayari, where he specializes in using public and trade data to increase supply chain transparency and identify commercial risk. He has over ten years experience as a senior analyst in the US Intelligence Community as well as in the money services industry, covering a range of issues including counterterrorism, political violence, and various forms of financial crime.


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. 

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Stephanie Paendong