Enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which bans any articles made wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), went into effect June 21.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released its enforcement strategy for the UFLPA. Click here.

Among other strategies, CBP will utilize the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (click here), List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (click here), and Better Trade Tool (click here), as well as the Department of State’s Trafficking in Person Report and Responsible Sourcing Tool (click here), to help identify and target imported goods at risk of being made with forced labor. CBP will also continue to utilize DOL’s Comply Chain (click here) to educate importers on effective supply-chain tracing and transparency.

CBP encourages importers to manage their global supply chains by developing comprehensive and transparent due diligence systems.

If you have any questions about this law and related compliance or other issues, please feel free to contact us at info@aivt.org.