John Foote is a partner and head of the customs practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Washington, D.C. He is an advisor to companies and a widely recognized expert on Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. forced labor import ban. He is also the author of a Substack newsletter called “Forced Labor and Trade,” where he provides analysis and commentary on “the most interesting law in the world”. Foote was previously a partner with the law firm Baker McKenzie, and began his legal career clerking for Judge Gregory Carman at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Last Updated: July 25, 2022



Can a New U.S. Law Prevent Uyghur Forced Labor?

John Foote, Darren Byler & more
Last month, the U.S. began enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Signed into law late last year, the UFLPA bans imports of goods made in Xinjiang unless the importer can offer “clear and convincing evidence” that no forced labor was...