CSMS Update: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law by President Biden on December 23, 2021.
It establishes a rebuttable presumption that the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, or produced by certain entities, is prohibited by Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and that such goods, wares, articles, and merchandise are not entitled to entry to the United States. The presumption applies unless the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection determines that the importer of record has complied with specified conditions and, by clear and convincing evidence, that the goods, wares, articles, or merchandise were not produced using forced labor.
In order to provide the latest information to the trade community, CBP has launched a new UFLPA webpage and inbox to help disseminate UFLPA implementation updates and manage inquiries ahead of implementation on June 21, 2022. CBP anticipates issuing informed compliance guidance to the trade that provides transparency to CBP’s operational approach prior to the presumption entering into force on June 21, 2022.
The website will be updated frequently with the latest information and the inbox is consistently monitored for questions from the trade community and public. Please reach out with any questions.