Parliament Passes Bill S-211: The New Forced Labour and Supply Chain Reporting Law

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May 03, 2023

On May 3, 2023, the Canadian Parliament passed Bill S-211, An Act to enact the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and to amend the Customs Tariff (Act). The Act is expected to receive royal assent shortly and will take effect on January 1, 2024, imposing significant reporting obligations on Canadian businesses and importers.

Businesses that meet certain thresholds will be required to file detailed public reports on measures they have taken to identify, address and prevent forced labour, prison labour and child labour in their supply chains. The first report will be required to be filed on or before May 31, 2024.

Re­view the bill on the Parliament of Canada website.

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