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New Rule Broadens Definition of Human Trafficking and Implements Compliance Obligations

January 30, 2015

On January 29, 2015, the FAR Council issued a final rule amending the FAR to reiterate the current, zero-tolerance policy for trafficking in persons, expanding the definition of human trafficking and imposing new obligations on contractors. Please visit our blog here and here for our analysis of the new rule, which includes numerous requirements applicable to all contractors and requires that, for contracts with any portion having an estimated value of over $500,000 for supplies (other than commercially available, off-the-shelf items) acquired, or services performed, overseas, contractors must develop and maintain compliance plans (including procedures for monitoring subcontractors and agents and preventing them from engaging in human trafficking) and certify compliance with the rule.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Peter Eyre
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2807