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Pierfilippo M. Natta ("Pier"), is an associate in Crowell's International Trade Law practice. He focuses on assisting clients with complex international trade matters, ranging from implementing sanctions and export controls programs to forced labor investigations and general trade disputes. Pier works on developing Business and Human Rights legal guidance for clients and his practice covers a global reach including US, EU and Asia. His investigatory work has primarily focused on South-East Asia.

Pier applies his international trade knowledge to help clients identify manage and remediate risks. He has advised U.S. and global companies on developing programs specific to UN, US, and EU sanctions. More recently, Pier and the Crowell team are working to develop Crowell's Business and Human Rights sub-practice which includes Crowell's anti-forced labor investigatory work.

Following the United States House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (“Chinese Select Committee”) request in January calling for a strengthened enforcement of the UFLPA, DHS adds 26 new entities to the UFLPA entity list.

The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced today the addition

The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favor of adopting a regulation banning all products made with forced labor from the European Union, with 555 votes in favor, 6 votes against, and 45 abstentions. The approval comes a little over a month after the Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a draft

17 months since it’s last issuance of a Withhold Release Order (WRO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revives its enforcement mechanism to target a Chinese importer and its affiliates operating in the safety products industry.

Effective Wednesday, April 10, 2024, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will detain work gloves manufactured by Shanghai Select

The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament have reached a provisional deal on regulations banning forced labor in European Union supply chains. The legislative proposal supports the EU’s goals of prohibiting the use of forced labor in manufacturing, applying to both manufacturing within Europe and also to goods imported from abroad. This

Last week, Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. (“Hoshine”) filed a complaint at the Court of International Trade contesting a withhold release order (“WRO”) issued against it by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”).

The withhold release order prohibits Hoshine and its subsidiaries from importing silica-based products into the United States due to allegations of forced labor

“Several thousands” of vehicles from German luxury brands including Porsche, Bentley, and Audi have been detained at U.S. ports following the discovery of a Chinese subcomponent violating U.S. anti-forced labor laws. The parent company, Volkswagen Group, had sourced a key electronic component through a supplier further down the company’s supply chain and was unaware of