Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)
Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), goods made wholly or in part in the Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) or by entities identified on the UFLPA Entity List are subject to a Rebuttable Presumption that the goods are made with forced labor and will be stopped at the border unless the importer can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the product was not made with forced labor. This applies to goods that may be produced in third countries that have constituent materials coming from Xinjiang. CBP has instituted enhanced early warning mechanism through its automated system that might indicate the goods are made in XUAR or by a UFLPA Entity.
Additional UFLPA Resources and Information:
- “Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China” provides information on:
- CBP’s “Operational Guidance for Importers”
- UFLPA Entity List
- Additional Guidance published Feb. 23, 2023 on Applicability Review Submissions