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Regulatory Update: 
Proposal for a ban on goods made using forced labour (EUFLBan)

In response to worldwide efforts to combat the utilisation of forced labour in supply chains, like the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act (UFLPA) in the US, the European Union (EU) is presently drafting a EU Forced Labour Ban Regulation to forbid the sale of products manufactured through forced labour.

  • On 5 March 2024 the European Parliament (EP) and the Council reached a provisional agreement on a draft text that now needs to be adopted by both institutions.

  • Unlike the US UFLPA, this proposed Regulation (article 3) covers all product categories to date and it is not focused on any specific region. The ban will apply to any goods produced through forced labour and sold in the EU or exported.

How will companies be affected?


What are the consequences of an investigation? 


What will trigger an investigation under this Regulation?

According to the original Regulation proposal, we can highlight the following triggers:


    What would be the timeline for implementation? 


    How can companies prepare?


    How EUFL Ban requirements link to other relevant EU due diligence legislations?

    How Can RCS Global Help?

    As the proven leader in responsible sourcing of raw materials, RCS Global Group has been advising industry leaders from the automotive, battery manufacturing, energy and mining industries to align their due diligence management systems and targets to meet or exceed the expectations of the several regulations and standards through various activities and services.

    RCS is regularly engaging with key stakeholders to anticipate and prepare for the impacts of the EUFL Ban on companies and the market, via:



    Javier Sánchez Muñoz
    Project Manager