CBP alleged that the Chinese government has engaged in “systemic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities” through the use of forced labor camps.
Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock told The Post that the company “is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our supply chain is treated with dignity and respect.”
“We abhor forced labor and support the goals of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. We share the committee’s goal of eradicating forced labor and strengthening U.S. law, and we will continue working with them to achieve that,” Rosenstock told The Post.
He also said that Apple conducted an internal investigation into its supply chain this year and found no evidence that forced labor was used to manufacture Apple products.
Fierce Government Relations is also lobbying Congress on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act for the National Retail Federation, the largest retail trade group in the world.
The consortium paid Fierce $30,000 last quarter, according to Fierce’s disclosure to Congress.
Nike, the footwear and apparel maker, is also lobbying Congress on the bill. Lobbyists for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Plumbing Manufacturers International, and American Foundry Society have also disclosed to Congress that they are lobbying on the issue.